3 others allowed to stay with COVID-positive moms
PASAY City Mayor Emi Calixto- Rubiano on Friday vowed to provide all the necessary assistance to the families of five infants — two of them COVID-19 positive —who were admitted for treatment at Pasay City General Hospital (PCGH) after their respective mothers contracted the coronavirus disease.
“Lahat po ng kailangang tulong ay ibibigay ng ating lokal na pamahalaan para siguruhin ang kaligtasan at tiyak na paggaling ng mga bata at ng kanilang mga nanay,” Mayor Emi said.
This, as Mayor Emi also lauded the PCGH personnel for their continued commitment and for providing the “highest levels of service” to their patients “despite the many challenges they encounter in performing their tasks.”
“Nais ko lang batiin at pasalamatan ang ating mga doktor at nurses sa PCGH sa pamumuno ni Dr. John Victor de Gracia dahil sa kanilang patuloy na matapat na paglilingkod sa ating mga mamamayan sa kabila ng mga hamon na dala ng pandemya,” Mayor Emi said.
In a report to the mayor, PCGH Director Dr. John Victor de Gracia said five babies were admitted to PCGH for the past few days.
Out of the five infants, two tested positive for COVID-19, while all their mothers were also positive of the virus.
“Upon the advice of our neonatologists the three negative babies were allowed to stay with their mothers in the COVID-19 wards,” Dr. De Gracia told Mayor Emi, citing his report.
Of the two COVID-positive babies, one is currently in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) while the other one is undergoing treatment at a ward together with the mother.
Dr. De Gracia said all the newborns except for the one at NICU are doing fine, and may be transferred to a quarantine facility or be discharged outright soon together with their mothers.