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WVMC lab to start COVID-19 testing

first_imgWestern Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) ILOILO City – Two specialists from theResearch Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) in Manila are here tokick-start analyzing specimens taken from Ilonggos suspected of havingcoronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Fast action, she stressed, would savelives. Garin said mayors in the 1st District ofIloilo were currently beefing up their quarantine centers. Barangays withpositive cases will have door to door check. A medical doctor, Garin is now thecongresswoman of Iloilo’s 1st District where Western Visayas’ second COVID-19positive case came from. The first case was from Bacolod City. Garin said in the event WVMC will reachits maximum capacity, WVSUMC will be the second COVID-19 dedicated hospital andthe Sanitarium, together with Iloilo district hospitals (upon clearance fromGov. Arthur Defensor Jr.) will be the non-COVID hospitals. The patient started to manifest symptomslike cough and fever on March 6 and was hospitalized on March 13. Meanwhile, two medical technologists ofWVMC flew in to Manila yesterday afternoon for a weeklong on-site training onCOVID-19 testing at the RITM. The patient was from Garin’s hometown,Guimbal. He was a 65-year-old retired seaman. He was tested on March 13 and the resultfrom RITM came out eight days after – on Saturday morning, March 21. According to DOH Region 6, the patient had no travel historyto countries and cities with coronavirus cases but was exposed to relatives whohad recently travelled to Japan and Canada but were asymptomatic. “While we are praying for the recoveryof my constituent currently intubated, we appeal for the understanding of all,”said Garin.center_img “After four hours, the WVMC lab wasdeclared capable of testing COVID-19 samples,” said former Health secretaryJanette Garin who requested DOH to send RITM specialists to Iloilo. She made the request on Friday evening;the approval came Saturday afternoon./PN * WVMC to serve as dedicated COVID-19hospital “We target isolating the infected fromthe possibly infected, and protect the uninfected. This will be a hard task butwe are counting on the support and cooperation of all. God bless and keep safeeverybody,” said Garin. She also announce that with the “ableleadership” of Iloilo City’s Mayor Jerry Treñas, WVMC chief Dr. Joseph DeanNicolo and team, the Western Visayas Sanitarium and West Visayas StateUniversity Medical Center’s (WVSUMC) dedicated officers and staff, they haveembarked on the following plan: * WVSUMC as non-COVID-19 hospital Complete with kits, primers, reagents,and control, the specialists arrived yesterday morning and immediately checkedthe laboratory of the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Mandurriaodistrict which the Department of Health (DOH) accredited as a COVID-19 testcenter. “By tomorrow (March 23), we expectresults from the backlog of samples,” said Garin yesterday. Garin thanked DOH and Sen. Christopher“Bong” Go for quickly acting favourably on her request to “borrow” two RITMspecialists. * Sanitarium to absorb spill over fromWVSUMC but will be concurrently enhanced/upgraded by specialists from WVSUMClast_img read more

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Salah second-fastest to Premier League century

first_imgMohammad Salah1167327 Mohamed SalahKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Liverpool star reached landmark for his total of goal and assists on Sunday and matched Eric Cantona’s achievement in the processWhen Curtis Jones scored his first Premier League goal in Liverpool’s 2-0 home win over Aston Villa on Sunday, it was not just a significant moment for the 19-year-old.In setting up the strike with a cushioned header, Mohamed Salah reached a combined total of 100 Premier League goals and assists in the second-fewest number of appearances in the competition’s history.Salah achieved his century in his 116th Premier League match, the same number Manchester United legend Eric Cantona required to reach three figures for goal involvements.The only player in the competition’s history to manage the feat faster is Alan Shearer, the League’s all-time leading goalscorer, who got there in exactly 100 matches. *****PLShare on: WhatsApp PlayerMatchesGoalsAssists Sergio Aguero1187723 Eric Cantona1165842 Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero took 118 matches, while Thierry Henry did so in 121 appearances for Arsenal.Fewest matches for 100 goal involvements Thierry Henry1217129 Alan Shearer1007921last_img read more

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