CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: All medical staff of the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) here were mobilized this week as the hospital was placed under “yellow alert” status.
Dr. Jose C. Chan, the NMMC Medical Director, said that the alert status was a direct response in anticipation of a surge of COVID-19 cases in the region.
Chan said that the “ yellow alert” status was a measure to “preemptively respond to the current increasing number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Northern Mindanao.”
On Tuesday the NMMC has admitted a total of 111 COVID -19 cases, one of the highest admissions on COVID cases in Northern Mindanao.
Chan said that under the “yellow alert” status, the hospital addresses the surge preparedness requirement to “space, staff, supplies and system” or 4s.
All hospital medical staff were also mobilized for direct response to COVID cases while non-essential travel, leaves, vacation and trainings are suspended, Chan said.
According to Chan, the 14-day “yellow alert” status started Tuesday as the hospital’s critical care capacity for COVID -19 cases was enhanced by increasing the bed capacity to severe and critical care capacity.
As a tertiary hospital with 700-bed capacity, the NMMC operates as the government’s only modern and COVID -19 referral hospital in Northern Mindanao.-0-