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Bulacan Medical Center launches new isolation ward for measles patients

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, March 11th, 2019

The hospital rooms in Bulacan Medical Center in Malolos, Bulacan are usually crowded. Patients infected with measles are sometimes forced to share one bed.

This prompted the hospital management immediately set up a new measles isolation ward which has been open to the public since Friday, March 8, 2019.

The patients now feel more relaxed in the air-conditioned room that has a 20-bed capacity. It is also equipped with oxygen tanks and nebulizers.

At the opening of ward, at least 20 patients have already been brought in including the 36-year old Mary Jane Laxa and her three-month-old baby who got infected by Mary Jane.

Mary Jane said, her daughter could breath better now with the machine and she could see her baby improving.

The MBC management assured to add more beds to accommodate more patients infected with measles. — Freema Salonga-Gloria (with reports from Nestor Torres)