UP webinar focuses on COVID-19 in PH provinces

| Written by Deina Blancaflor

The University of the Philippines (UP), in partnership with UP Manila NIH National Telehealth Center, and in cooperation with UP Philippine General Hospital (UP PGH), invites you to join the fight against COVID-19.

This Friday, September 17, at 12 noon, the “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar series will zero in on what’s happening in the provinces. While efforts are mostly focused on the NCR+ bubble, there’s no denying that COVID-19 cases are still steadily rising in the rural areas where hospitals are just as congested, if not more so.

The “COVID-19 Outbreak sa Probinsya” episode will take a look at the situation on the ground in different provinces. What are the major challenges in vaccination, testing, treatment, and care? What are the innovations from the field? How are hospitals dealing with the lack of supply of RT-PCR tests, oxygen tanks, and ICU beds? And ultimately, how are frontliners in the provinces coping?

The opening remarks will be given by Chancellor Fidel Nemenzo of UP Diliman. We will be hearing first hand from healthcare workers on the ground: Dr. Rio Magpantay, Regional Director of the Department of Health, will report on Region 2. Dr. Bryan Albert Lim of the Vicente Sotto Memorial Hospital will represent Cebu City. An infectious disease specialist, Dr. Leonell Albert Quintos, will discuss the situation in Central Mindanao. And Dr. Fahra Tan-Omar, Chief of Sulu Provincial Hospital, will share what’s happening in Jolo. The webinar will close with UP Manila Chancellor Carmencita Padilla’s synthesis and message.

Register here and stay connected with your credible online community.