MJH Reiterates the Importance of Health ProtocolsAugust 17, 2020
Mary Johnston Hospital (MJH), Inc. constantly reminds its patients and the public on the importance of practicing health protocols. The threat of COVID-19 remains high with the highest record of infection at 6,958 in one day leaving the country with 136,638 coronavirus cases, including 2,293 deaths and 68,159 recoveries as of August 10, 2020. The government eased the restrictions and placed Metro Manila under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) from June 1 to July 31 but reverted to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) on August 4 until August 18 due to the increasing number of cases daily and in response to the call of medical practitioners for a “Time-out” to recover from exhaustion and burn-out. It has been closely 6 months of non-stop battle against the virus. On Monday, August 17, the government will announce the quarantine qualifications of Metro Manila and other provinces with high rates of infections. But whether placed under a stricter quarantine or not people need to go out to earn for their living amidst the danger of not seeing the enemy (COVID-19). MJH urges the public to strictly practice health protocols, observe proper hygiene etiquette, and to remain vigilant on important COVID-19 updates. It is also highly recommended for the elderly, pregnant women, high-risk persons (with co-morbidities), and children to stay at home and to continue practicing home hygiene. Never be complacent even inside your home.
The number of cases in the City of Manila remains high with a total of 5,928 confirmed COVID-19 cases where (of which) 697 are classified as active cases as of August 8 to 14, 2020. Tondo District 1 where MJH is located, posted the highest number of virus infections at 1,428 cases, of which 63 are active cases, 1287 have recovered, and 78 recorded deaths. From March 16 to August 2020 our MJH Emergency Room was able to examine a total of 2,243 patients for possible virus infection. A total of 459 (20%) patients were diagnosed positive for COVID-19.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Department of Health, a person can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The spread is primarily from person to person through small droplets expelled from the nose or mouth. This happens when a COVID-19 infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks and the droplets expelled with the virus are breathed by another person not yet infected by the virus. These droplets can also land on objects and surfaces around the infected person like tables, doorknobs, and handrails. People can become infected by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose, or mouth.
Further, the WHO revealed that infected people can transmit the virus whether the person is exhibiting the symptoms or not. It is important to isolate people who are infected and, depending on the severity of their disease, to receive medical care. Isolation of the people confirmed to have COVID-19 but who do not have symptoms can also break chains of transmission.
Our MJH frontline health workers commit their best in this battle against the virus. This is their way of showing their gratitude and appreciation for the continuous blessings they are receiving to date. This pandemic disease demonstrates our people’s capacity for love, dedication, selflessness, and harmony; thus, on behalf of the management, our frontline workers, and the Board of Trustees, MARAMING SALAMAT PO SA PATULOY NINYONG SUPORTA.
The list of all donors.
- ALVAREZ FOUNDATION
- ALVIN PATRIMONIO AND MAGNOLIA SMC
- ANA KARYLLE RALLISTAN, PCU MJCN CLASS 2009, ARLYN MENDOZA, OSCAR & LANI GARZA
- ANGEL SOLIZA & MAE DE JESUS (MJH NURSE)
- ATUNG CHINGCO MANUFACTURING CORP., BIO-STRATA PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. & CASSANDRA NAIDAS
- BETH ALCANTARA , JOY& CLYDE OF STITCHES &FURS
- BR. JOGAR VILLANUEVA,SDB JOLLIBEE GROUP FOUNDATION PARTNERS, JOY QUITO & CHILD RIGHTS FOR ASIA
- CHIANG KAI SHEK, THE GOOD SAMARITAN FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, KAYE CANTILLA HERRERA
- CPREF- COMMUNITY PHYSIOTHERAPY & REHABILITATION FACILITATORS, ROXANNE MARASIGAN, LILIA SY TAN
- DIANNE FERNANDO & NILAD LODGE #12 GRAND LODGE PHILIPPINES
- DR. DOLORES ,WINSTON MIRANDA & DR. NENITA BONDOC
- DR. LEE GIOK CO OF CLIQUE DRUGSTORE & OPERATION C.A.R.E
- HAPPY SKIN
- HELEN BAUTISTA, HOUSE OF CHAT KHAN, QCPAE SED WORKERS LAY PEOPLE
- JESUS CO & RIZALYN DOMINGO OF ICA GB-GIVING BACK, SKIN & CANCER FOUNDATION INC. & SSPEX
- KNOXX MONDAY BS FAMILY FRANCIS & MARISSA AGCAOLI PAC UMYF, MWMMD UMYF, QCPACE-SED WORKING LAY PEOPLE, PENUEL DRUG AND GENERAL MERCH
- LOUIE & IVY WEE, EMILY CRUZ, BETTY DE VERA POSADAS
- MARIANO FAMILY , TOWNS FOUNDATION HOSPITAL DISTRIBUTION COVID 19 TASK FORCE
- MIKAH WALTEER; MARION BORJA & NIEVA PAGDATO (PCU-MJHCN ALUMNI)
- MJH NURSES FELLOWS
- PCU MJ COLLEGE OF NURSING ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
- PHIL. COUNCIL OF EVANGELICA PCEC & JANE BARREIRO
- RAMON TULFO
- TONIQUE TUMPALAN, COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL FOOD PRODUCTS, INC. & REYNALDO YAP GO
- TOYOTA PHILIPPINES
- WORLD VISION DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION INC.
- YOSHIMEATSU TAFT
- AC- 94 & PHILSEA PHARMACEUTICAL PRODUCTS
- ALEXANDER SY OF STEPHEN SCHOOL BATCH 84, PETER UY OF SINCERITY RESTAURANT & LEDA CAUTON
- ATTY.JOSEFINA GAMBOA & FAMILY, ATTY. CLAIRE CORAL THRU PAUL BILAOEN (MJH-ABC)
- MARK ALVIN TAN & FERDINAND LIMBO (MJH-ABC)
- OPERATION C.A.R.E. & KIMBERLY CLARK PHILIPPINES INC.
- SPECS FOUNDATION INC., JAE ALAMBRA & KNOXX UMC
- TIMPEE LAZARO & MARY MENDIOZA DURAN, FEED THE FRONTLINERS, ZASHENS FASHIONS
- VICE PRESIDENT LENI ROBREDO