Davao OKs homecare program for Covid patients

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The Davao City government here approved the Davao Doctors Hospital’s
(DDH) request for its homecare program for coronavirus disease 2019
(Covid-19) positive patients in the wake of a surge in infections.

Mayor Sara Duterte conveyed the approval of the request to DDH medical
director, Dr. Ronald Tangente in a letter dated Sept. 7 but was made
public Wednesday.

In her letter, Duterte underscored the need to further implement
response strategies to address the Covid-19 surge “as hospitals are
currently overrun by the increasing number of patients every day.”

Duterte also said she hopes to continue working together with the
medical institution and count on its support in battling the pandemic.

As of Tuesday, the city logged 327 new Covid-19 cases for a total of
7,018 active cases. Just this week, the city got the highest
single-day number of cases at 586.

The DDH, meanwhile, said the homecare program also is to augment
efforts amid the surge of Covid-19 cases that continues to overwhelm
the city’s healthcare facilities.

“Details and mechanics of the DDH Home Care Program will be posted
soon on our official social media channels,” the DDH said on its
official Facebook page.

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