No new patients will be admitted at the Bago City Hospital while disinfection work is underway*
Another hospital stops
accepting new patients
Talisay CHO emergency room closed, too
BY CARLA P. GOMEZ
The Bago City Hospital has temporarily stopped admitting patients after one of its contractual doctors from Bacolod City tested positive for coronavirus, Bago Mayor Nicholas Yulo said yesterday.
The 50-bed hospital stopped admitting patients 9 p.m. Wednesday and will be subjected to decontamination and disinfection, the mayor said.
Stop fake news,
discrimination, Panasiatic appeals
BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
The site director and general manager of Panasiatic Call Centers Inc. in Bacolod City appealed to the public to stop spreading fake news about their agents testing positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Siony Hijara-Ferraris yesterday said they have not yet received the official result of the swab test of their employee who passed away, and it is not true that the employee’s mother and roommate, a work-from-home agent, tested positive for COVID-19.The mother underwent swab test Wednesday while the work-from- home agent was swabbed Tuesday.
Farmers, fishers to receive grants
BY MARCHEL P. ESPINA
The Department of Agriculture will grant financial assistance to qualified farmer and fisherfolk cooperatives and community-based organizations to ensure the supply of food in high consumer demand areas.
DA 6 regional director, Remelyn Recoter, said yesterday that the “Enhanced Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita Inclusive Food Supply Chain Program” aims to strengthen the partnership between the private sector and the farmer and fisherfolk groups through harnessing their participation in the food supply distribution system.The assistance covers financial grants for capacity enhancement of the associations on value-adding activities in the food supply chain, which includes the procurement of agricultural produce, aggregation, initial processing, packaging, transport, and distribution of agri-fishery commodities, she said.