Maglalaan umano ng limang milyong karagdagang pondo para sa mga ospital ang Department of Health (DOH) dahil sa bumabang stock ng remdesivir at tocilizumab bunsod ng sunud-sunod na pagtaas ng kaso ng COVID-19 kamakailan.
“The current stocks of remdesivir and tocilizumab are running low. The remaining supplies being used by select hospitals are donations from the WHO,” ayon sa DOH.
Dagdag pa ng DOH, “However, if additional supplies do not arrive and considering the current trend of infection, supplies may only last for another two weeks at most.”
Matatandaang ayon sa mga naging pagsusuri at pagaaral ng mga eksperto noong nakaraang taon, naging mabisang panlaban ang remdesivir at tocilizumab ng mga pasyenteng nagpositibo sa COVID-19.
Ibinahagi rin ng ahensya na nangangailangan na sila ng karagdagang high flow nasal cannulas (HFNC) upang madagdagan ang 1,318 na kasalukuyang gamit ng mga pampubliko at pribadong ospital sa Metro Manila.
“The Health Facility and Services Development Team have already proposed the inclusion of funding amounting to P1,020,000,000.00 for the procurement of 2,550 units of HFNC under Bayanihan 3,” ulat ng DOH.
Nagbigay rin ng karagdagang 548 milyong piso ang DOH sa Center for Health Development sa Metro Manila, DOH-retained at specialty hospitals, Philippine General Hospital, at sa iba pang health facilities.
Ang pondong umano ito ay gagamitin sa hiring ng karagdagang 7,613 medical officers, nurses, medical technologists, radiologic technologists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, nursing attendants, at iba pang allied medical personnel.
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