Ilang biktima ng ligaw na bala, naitala sa East Avenue Medical Center

admin   •   January 1, 2015   •   2843

Isa sa mga natamaan ng bala na isinugod sa East Avenue Medical Center nitong hatinggabi  ng December 31, 2014. (UNTV News)

MANILA, Philippines – Pagsapit ng alas-12 ng hatinggabi ng papasok January 1 ay sunud-sunod na ang mga isinusugod sa East Avenue Medical Center.

Iba’t ibang kaso ng pasyente ang dala ng nagmamadaling ambulansya, taxi at tricycle na ibinababa sa emergency room ng ospital.

Nitong madaling araw ng Huwebes, isinugod sa ospital ang isang 18-taong gulang na babaeng nakilala sa pangalang Marilous Mezola, at isang 5 taong gulang na bata, residente ng Banaba, QC.

Isang 32 taong gulang na lalake na nagngangalang Jaime De Jesus Jr. ang kumpirmadong tinamaan ng ligaw na bala sa kanang kamay.

Batay sa kwento ng kaibigan nito na si Jesus Dimasuhid, galing sa labas ng bahay ang biktima at bigla na lang pumasok at sinabing may tama siya sa kamay.

“Dumudugo po talaga malakas ang dugo, pagdating nya tinali na niya ng tela kasi daw parang masakit daw dumudugo kaya sinugod na namin sya.”

Matatandaang noong pagpasok ng taong 2013 ay nasawi sa nasabing ospital ang batang si Stephani Nicole Ella matapos tamaan ng ligaw na bala sa ulo.

Samantala, nangngunguna pa rin sa mga paputok na ginamit ng mga biktima ng paputok ay ang ipinagbabawal na piccolo.

68 years old ang pinakamatandang naputukan ng kwitis, habang 2 taong gulang naman ang naputukan ng luces.

Wala namang naitalang naputulan ng daliri sa mga ito.

Nagpaalala naman ang Dr. Alfonso Nuñez, head ng Emergency Department Trauma-Center ng East Ave. Medical Center sa mga pasyenteng nagpipilit na umuwi sa kabila ng malubhang kalagayan.

Aniya, delikado sa pasyente ang agad na umuwi ng bahay dahil malaki ang posibilidad na nagkaroon ang mga ito ng mas malalang impeksyon na posibleng mauwi sa kamatayan kung mapabayaan.

“Ito yung bone saw para sa mga naputukan inaayos namin ito naman yung cutter kapag iti-tream namin yung buto ito yung gunagamit namin, ito naman pag iti-trim namin ung laman kung naputukan at nakalabas ung ibang laman na madumi o patay ito ang ginagamit namin na pang clean,” saad nito.

Samantala, marami rin ang mga naging biktima ng vehicular accident, at dalawa dito ay mga ata na 10-taong gulang pababa.

Nagtamo ang mga ito ng minor injury kaya agad namang napauwi sa kanilang bahay. (Grace Casin / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

New COVID-19 facility at East Avenue Medical Center built to accommodate more patients

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 18, 2020

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Tuesday (August 18) announced the inauguration of the Center for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Disease (CERID), the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) facility at the East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) on Monday.

In a statement, the DPWH the Center would enable EAMC to accommodate more patients in need of medical attention especially the COVID-19 patients.

CENTER FOR EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASE AT EAST AVENUE MEDICAL CENTER COMPLETEDPublic Works and Highways Secretary Mark…

Posted by Department of Public Works and Highways on Monday, August 17, 2020

“As the government attends to the health emergency, the DPWH thru the Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of Local and National Healthcare Facilities is glad to have provided technical and construction management assistance to the Department of Health (DOH) and to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) in expediting the completion of the 3rd to 6th floors of the new hospital building of EAMC,” the DPWH said.

The six-story CERID building has a maximum capacity of 250 beds.

The statement also said that two (2) additional dormitories for 64 medical doctors and staff recently completed by the DPWH at the Quezon Memorial Circle will be turned over to the Quezon City local government on August 20, 2020.

The agency said the two newly-completed dormitories which are expected to provide safer and better lodging for the country’s modern heroes are an addition to the previously completed four dormitories that are now almost full of healthcare workers.

The four dormitories are located at the National Kidney Transplant Institute (NKTI), the East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC), the Philippine Heart Center (PHC), and the Children’s Hospital.

More COVID-19 wards, ICU rooms at EAMC by end of August — DPWH

Marje Pelayo   •   August 6, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is working double time to complete the construction of additional wards and intensive care units (ICU) at the East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) in Quezon City.

“In a meeting, together with our team and its counterpart at the Department of Health (DOH) and the building contractor, I was assured that a system is in place to complete the EAMC facilities the soonest,” Secretary Mark Villar said.

Villar added that the facilities will be able to accommodate additional 250 patients.

The DOH tapped the DPWH to help expedite the construction of the facilities at EAMC to increase its bed capacity for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients.

The additional wards are expected to be completed by August 17 while the enhancement of the third floor for ICU will be finished on September 15.

DOH, EAMC deny order to stop counting of COVID-19 fatalities

Maris Federez   •   April 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) on Saturday (April 11) denied allegations that it has received directives from the Department of Health (DOH) to halt the counting of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) fatalities.

This stemmed from reports of bodies supposedly piling up at hospitals instead of being cremated, and of hospitals in Quezon City allegedly being told not to do a census on deaths.

On a Twitter post, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III said that “the DOH did NOT and will NEVER issue a directive for hospitals to conceal the number of COVID-19 deaths.”

The DOH chief also vowed to have the issue immediately investigated.

Dr. Alfonso G Nuñez III, OIC Medical Center Chief II, in an official statement, also said they were not told to hold back tallying and reporting of fatalities related to the novel coronavirus disease.

“Deaths related to COVID-19 in East Avenue Medical Center are still being recorded and reported to the Department of Health Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit,” the statement read.

As part of the investigation, the health department on Sunday (April 12) conducted an investigation and a conference with the EAMC officials to address the said issues and concerns. – mbmf

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