Zambo Sur COVID patients recovered, discharged from hospital
PAGADIAN CITY, April 11 (PIA)— Two (2) patients who were tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were finally recovered and was discharged from the hospital on Monday.
Dr. Anatalio Cagampang, Jr. chief of Zamboanga del Sur Medical Center (ZDSMC) said patient No. 5, a 52 year-old military officer of the 1st Infantry (Tabak) Division, Philippine Army and resident of Labangan town and patient No. 7, a 62 year-old female from Pagadian City, who were both admitted on March 17 were tested positive after their throat swabs were submitted and tested by the Regional Institute of Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Manila were discharged from ZDSMC after full recovery from COVID-19.
Cagampang said this development heightened the confidence and determination of their health workers who are among those fighting COVID-19 at the frontlines.
“I am overjoyed and grateful that the patients had recovered. Their full recovery first and foremost, was due to our great faith and fervent prayer in God and the dedicated service of our health workers – the Team COVID warriors to include the doctors, nurses, nursing attendants , medtech, paramedical personnel, and drivers who were emphatic, disciplined, meticulous and worked round-the-clock in checking the condition of the patients and assured that they are fit to go home,” Cagampang happily announced.
“I am also very grateful to the provincial task force on COVID-19 headed by Governor Victor Yu who were spending sleepless nights and always at the forefront of taking up measures to fight the deadly virus,” he added.
The officers and enlisted personnel accorded a warm heroes’ welcome to the COVID-19 survivor, a military officer with no less than MajGen. Generoso Ponio, led the ceremony. While, the female COVID-19 survivor is equally glad and grateful for her recovery and finally reunited with her family after more than two (2) weeks in isolation facility in the hospital.
Cagampang reported that at present , there are 12 person under investigation (PUIs) admitted and being monitored by the doctors, five (5) of them were tested negative, while swab samples from seven (7) PUIs are currently being tested at RITM and waiting for the result.
Meanwhile Govenor Yu said this pandemic is to be fought not only by the provincial task force but by joint efforts from everyone. He encouraged the citizens also to play their part by following the executive order he issued as the precautionary measures were put into place by the government to prevent transmission of the virus.
“I am appealing to the residents not to put lives at risk. Maintain high standards of hygiene and observe social distancing as a way of curbing the spread of the deadly virus,” he concluded. (RVC/GCC/PIA-Zamboanga del Sur)