Both private and government hospitals in Dumaguete City pledged to coordinate their efforts and response in managing possible cases of COVID-19 following the death of a councilor from a northern town.

In a meeting today with Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and Governor Roel Degamo, the managements of the major hospitals in Dumaguete City were told that once a suspected case or patient of COVID-19 has been accepted, the patient will no longer be referred or transported to another hospital to prevent transmission.

Dr. Marc Lloyd Llosa and Dr. Liland Estacion of the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital and the administrators of the private hospitals namely Holy Child Hospital, Silliman University Medical Center and ACE Doctors will coordinate and pool their resources, if needed, to ensure that COVID-19 patient will be taken care of and any possible outbreak will be prevented.

The provincial government will acquire medical equipment and supplies for severe cases while the city government will endeavor to purchase test kits, PPEs, surgical face masks, among other supplies.

After the death of a councilor from Tayasan, caused by COVID-19 and probably acquired while in a recent trip to Manila, there is no more COVID-19 case in the province at present.