Operation of hospitals, testing facilities in Antipolo City seen to be put under strain as positivity rate of frontliners reaches record high

by Lily Gut January 10, 2022 ANTIPOLO CITY - The operation of hospitals, RT-PCR testing facilities, vaccination centers, and Antipolo City H...

by Lily Gut
January 10, 2022



Operation of hospitals, testing facilities in Antipolo City seen to be put under strain as positivity rate of frontliners reaches record high




ANTIPOLO CITY - The operation of hospitals, RT-PCR testing facilities, vaccination centers, and Antipolo City Hall is being compromised due to an increasing number of doctors, nurses, and other staff who have tested positive for Covid-19 and are quarantined.

According to a Facebook post by Antipolo City Mayor Andrea Ynares on Sunday, 252 of the city's 834 frontliners who tested positive for the disease are medical personnel and 147 are health workers.



"Hinihiling namin ang pang-unawa ng ating mga kababayan sa mga possibleng pagkaantala (para din sa inyong kaligtasan) sa ilang mga serbisyo lalo na sa ospital partikular na sa OPD, pati na din sa ating mga vaccination centers at RT-PCR (swab) testing facility sa Ynares Center." Mayor Ynares said.

"Patuloy ang ating panawagan na sundin ang mga health protocols – magsuot ng face mask, palagiing maghugas/sanitize ng mga kamay, umiwas sa mga matatao, enclosed o kulong na lugar at magpabakuna na kontra COVID-19." Mayor Ynares said.



Rizal Provincial Hospital System (RPHS) Antipolo Annex 1 and 2 will temporarily close their outpatient departments (OPDs) beginning today, January 10, due to an increasing number of medical and non-medical frontliners testing positive for Covid-19.

"Kung may mga nararamdaman sintomas, mag-isolate habang naghihintay mai-test upang hindi makapanghawa ng mga kasamahan sa bahay o trabaho." Mayor Ynares said.



According to a statement from RPHS Antipolo Annex 1, their closure of OPDs will last until Friday, January 21 while RPHS Antipolo Annex 2 has not yet announced when its OPD will reopen.

Although the OPD is closed, the emergency room department (ERD) of RPHS Antipolo Annex 1 as well as the online teleconsultation and telemedicine services of both hospitals will remain open.

The local government continues to remind residents to follow health protocols, wear a face mask, sanitize regularly, avoid crowded or closed public areas, and get vaccinated.

According to Mayor Ynares people can consult online at the following tele-medicine services of hospitals:

FB: Rphs Antipolo Annex 1 (Dela Paz/Padilla)
https://www.facebook.com/achs.delapaz.5
8639 - 8453
FB: RPHS Annex 2 (Dalig)
https://www.facebook.com/RPHS-Annex-2-Other-Inquiries-110546200686882
8941 - 8518
FB: Antipolo City Hospital System – Annex 3 (Cabading)
https://www.facebook.com/Antipolo-City-Hospital-System-Annex-3-101046478314738
8475 - 1876
FB: Achs Annex 4 (Mambugan)
https://www.facebook.com/achsmambuganteleconsult
86871114

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