From March 16 to May 19, 2020, the Mary Johnston Hospital (MJH) Emergency Room was able to examine a total of 871 patients for possible coronavirus infection and 527 of these patients were classified as SUSPECT or patients that have signs and symptoms BUT WERE NOT TESTED for COVID-19. Also, 344 patients were classified as PROBABLE or those who exhibit signs and symptoms AND WERE TESTED FOR COVID-19, and 46 patients were classified as a CONFIRMED or laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19. On May 19, 2020, the Department of Health announced the Philippines’ total number of coronavirus cases of 12,942 with total death of 837 and total recoveries of 2,843.
As of May 19, 2020, the City of Manila through the Manila Health Department Covid-19 Monitoring, has a total of 1,087confirmed cases of coronavirus infection. Of these confirmed cases, a total of 280 cases (243 active cases, 17 recovered, and 20 death) are in Tondo, District 1, where MJH is located. With
Let us accept the fact, it will take more than a year or even longer before the world will be able to completely win over the COVID-19 virus and by that time, there will be other emerging health challenges humanity will be facing. One thing is certain, we learn our lessons and learned it well.
The paradigm of the “new normal” give primacy on health and on the value of discipline. Let us not forget, life is fragile as it has always been. While the new normal leaves the society with no option but to set aside certain customs and traditions they carried generations by generations, it will bring back and bind families again. Also, the fundamentals of cooperation and unity will be an integral part of the community as the people ascend to the new lifestyle. The new normal is indeed a big leap from the people’s comfort zone, but it must be done for the good of humanity.
San Miguel Corporation (SMC) through San Miguel Foundation, its corporate social responsibility arm and Ginebra San Miguel, Inc., a SMC majority-owned beverage company, donated to Mary Johnston Hospital (MJH) the much-needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and other health supplies for the fight against Covid-19. Said donations were endorsed to the MJH Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer Dr. Glenn Roy V. Paraso. According to Dr. Paraso, MJH seeks to bring its resources to bear where partnerships for health are built to uphold efforts and grow opportunities for learning making a cycle of restoration, renewal, and resurgence happen. MJH is truly blessed to receive overwhelming support from San Miguel Corporation and its growing number of health partners.
From March 16 to May 3, 2020, the MJH Emergency Room was able to examine a total
The occurrence of COVID-19 caught the whole country unprepared, bringing the whole population to grave danger due to its aggressive transmission. Hospital institutions face overwhelming challenges during a health crisis that needs three kinds of leadership.
Purposive leadership ensures both the safety and security of its workers and the unhampered delivery of health services, to those needing it the most. Growing situational uncertainties increase its worker’s weariness and fears, both for their family and themselves. This may lead them to hard choices - between safety and the need to continue work.Vital leadership manages these different fronts so as to instill a
The occurrence of COVID-19 has placed the whole population in great danger, thanks to the immediate action of the national government placing the whole Luzon under the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) to contain the spread of the virus. The COVID-19 Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) in coordination with the Department of Health (DOH) as lead agency for health, has been a definitive lead that has given light and direction during this health crisis.The COVID-19 health crisis presents an immense challenge to small private hospital institutions with limited resources like Mary Johnston Hospital (MJH) to cope with the needed protection (PPEs) while continuously delivering health services. We are fortunate that the national government through the DOH has likewise extended assistance to private health
Two hundred (200) of Mary Johnston Hospital’s (MJH) brave front liners composed of Doctors, Nurses, Med techs, Xray, and Ancillary stand with the rest of the country’s health front line workers in this fight against COVID-19 pandemic. They are dedicating their lives and services to the nation, heroes of their own generation. Mary Johnston Hospital together with its health partners salutes the men and women in the health service.
Around the globe, nations are racing against time to find the much-needed vaccine against COVID-19 as more and more lives were lost daily. In the Philippines, the increasing number of positive cases of nearly seven thousand has prompted the government to extend the Community Enhanced