THE Ospital ng Tondo (OSTON) is now free of COVID-19 cases.
Thus announced Mayor Isko Moreno, as he invited Tondo residents who may be suffering from other illnesses but are afraid to go to the hospital due to the presence of COVID cases to now seek treatment and other services.
Moreno said the purpose of the construction of the Manila COVID-19 Field Hospital is to decongest the city –owned hospitals of COVID cases and put them in the said field hospital is now taking effect.
“OSTON is now COVID-19 patient free. ‘Yan ang purpose ng COVID field hospital. Kunin nang kunin ang patients and put them in the field hospital para ang mga sakit na di natutugunan or kulang ang tugon ay mas mabigyan ng atensyon,” he said.
The mayor noted that many skip their consultations or treatments for debilitating illnesses and are deprived of ample health care due to fear of being exposed to the presence of COVID in the hospitals.
The field hospital, Moreno said, will take in all COVID patients from the six hospitals being operated by the city, namely, Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center (District 1), Justice Abad Santos General Hospital (District 3), Ospital ng Sampaloc (District 4), Ospital ng Maynila (District 5) and Sta. Ana Hospital (District 6). The OSTON which is now COVID-free is located in the second district.
The move aims to free city hospitals of COVID cases so they can better concentrate on addressing all other illnesses that require the same kind of attention like diabetes as well as heart and kidney problems, among others.
Moreno said the field hospital is complete with all the facilities that are needed by COVID patients including oxygen, wifi, intercom, separate wards for men and women along with shower rooms and toilets.
Meanwhile, Moreno thanked the national government for the 22,800 doses of Moderna vaccines given to the city and which can cover 11,400 individuals.
He said that the vaccine storage facility of the city at the Sta. Ana Hospital can accommodate any and all forms of vaccines, no matter what kind of temperature is required.