Frontliners at the forefront of the 6th UP “Stop COVID Deaths” Webinar, May 29

| Posted by UP Media and Public Relations Office

The University of the Philippines, in partnership with Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) and the UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center, is inviting you to join the fight against COVID-19.

The UP Webinar Series “STOP COVID DEATHS: Clinical Management Updates” is scheduled EVERY FRIDAY from 12nn to 2pm.



In late April, the Department of Health reported COVID-19 infections of more than 1000 health care workers—422 doctors, 386 nurses, 30 medical technologists, 21 radiation technologists, 51 nursing assistants, and 152 other personnel including barangay health workers. At that time, there were 26 deaths, including 19 doctors. The numbers have gone up since.

This initial shock reverberated through health care facilities throughout the nation. Part of the problem was the rapid spread of COVID-19 among patients who did not have a history of travel or known exposure. Part of it was that patients had non-specific symptoms. Part of it was that there was a lack of personal protective equipment— not then required for interaction at patient admission, ER consults, OPD check-ups.

SARS-CoV-2 is a highly infectious agent. This places health care workers at the highest risk for disease transmission as it is inevitable that procedures, conversations and treatment be done without close interaction.

How are our hospitals retrofitting their physical, social and therapeutic environments to ensure safety of hospital personnel? Vision, teamwork and strong management are required to keep our frontliners safe. The Lung Center of the Philippines as a COVID referral center shares lessons learned for protection of hospital personnel.

Join the sixth installment of the UP Webinar Series “STOP COVID DEATHS: Clinical Management Updates,” on May 29, 2020 at 12:00 NN, focusing on “Hospital Personnel Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic” and featuring Dr. Antonio B. Ramos, Manager of Administrative Services, Lung Center of the Philippines, as resource speaker.

Limited slots only. Register now at