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Nagstep up! Ilocos Norte HCWs step up in building field hospital

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Local healthcare workers in Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center (MMMHMC) have stepped up their COVID-19 response and helped in building the planned field hospital for patients.

Dr. Mari Anne Quijano-Orros, MMMHMC medical consultant, said that the basketball court and hospital driveways were being converted into field wards for suspected cases and patients waiting for their test results before admission.

“[This is] in view of the increasing number of [COVID-19] suspects and confirmed cases occupying the regular isolation wards,” Orros said in a Facebook post.

MMMHMC is the primary COVID-19 referral and treatment center in Ilocos Norte. Local officials said that the field hospital can also function as an isolation facility.

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