Read : The Need for Sustainable Support for the Fight Against COVID-19May 27, 2020
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 the city’s numbers of suspected (1259) and probable (979) cases and the continuous effort of the city government to conduct mass testing, the confirmed cases of covid_19 are expected to rise in the nation’s capital.
According to the World Health Organization, while there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19 that has been discovered yet. The national government, during President Duterte’s aired address last Tuesday evening (May 19, 2020), expressed hope that the vaccine may become available as early as January 2021.
Given these facts, it is still a long way to go for a hospital institution like MJH to endure the health hazards brought by the virus while continuously providing health services to those infected by the virus. More sustainable support will be needed for these health institutions and frontline workers to thrive as the country continue to fight the pandemic COVID-19 disease. MJH hopes that the national government and the donor communities like business establishments, corporations, organized sectors, and individuals will continue to accompany and bridge support for hospital institutions until such time a vaccine is discovered.
On behalf of the MJH management, its 200 front line workers, and the Board of Trustees, please accept our deepest appreciation for all the DONATIONS such as Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), other health essential supplies and foods the hospital continues to receive. MARAMING SALAMAT PO SA PATULOY NA SUPORTA. This week, we would like to express our appreciation to the following donors:
Donated by : Yvonne Reyes & PCU MJCN CLASS 1999, Liz Mariano & Quina Nacpil, and Abegail Teofilo
Donated by : Charmaine Leal & Dianne Jimenez (Former MJH Nurses), Mr. Reggie Piadoche, Jemso Travel
Donated by: UNILAB Foundation
Donated by : FCC- Filipina Ceo Circle & Ms. April Wycoco (thru Ms. Jojo Jose, MJH ABC), Hannah & Hessed Torres, and Ji Chang Wook Philippines
Donated by: Team OMG and Christine Francisco
Donated by : Kiwi & Friends, Marbibi & Estuita Family, and Healing Servant Lucy Lee
Donated by : PTCC Corporation, Arm Corporate Security Services, and Chen Shu Qiong
Doanted by: Missionaries Mother of The Poor Inc. Dynasty Tower Condominium and Sound Salad and Friends
Donated by : Marianne Loquias (Former MJRMT Staff Laboratory), Lemuel Gardose, Burger King Macapagal
A donation is an immeasurable act of kindness drawn from our culture of “share the blessings” or “it is better to give than to receive”. Donations have saved thousands of lives around the globe through time as nations suffer from different catastrophes just like the recent occurrence of the pandemic coronavirus disease. The Philippine is blessed to enjoy such kind of culture and behavior.
The act of donation is also about self-fulfillment, a sense of making a difference, of doing something positive in life. It is about the notion of helping an individual to rebuilt itself, helping the institution to rebuild a community or helping the communities to rebuild a nation. The nexus between donations is about the partnership which bonds individuals or communities even after donations are served.