UP webinar revisits hospital struggles amid COVID surge

| Written by Deina Blancaflor

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

With the exponential spike in COVID-19 cases this month, hospitals are once again overwhelmed and understaffed. But while certain wards are allowed to close, the emergency room is the one part of a health facility that should always be up and running. The question is, how do we prevent emergency rooms from shutting down?

Moving forward, emergency rooms and pre-hospital services around the country must rethink how they are organized. While frontliners must be protected, medical facilities should also treat COVID and non-COVID 19 patients effectively and efficiently.

This episode of the UP “Stop COVID Deaths” webinar series is co-sponsored by the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine, featuring three hospital emergency room heads: Dr. April B. Llaneta from the UP PGH; Dr. Maria Veronica E. Datinguinoo from the East Avenue Medical Center; and Dr. Lourdes D. Jimenez from The Medical City. Dr. Teodoro J. Herbosa, the new head of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UP PGH, will respond following the presentations.

Dr. Richard Henry S. Santos, President of the Philippine College of Emergency Medicine, will deliver the opening remarks. UP Manila Chancellor Carmencita D. Padilla will provide the synthesis.

This episode will air live on Friday, January 28, 2022, from 12 PM to 2 PM. Please register for the webinar here and catch our weekly live tweets and streams via the UP System Twitter Account and TVUP’s YouTube and Facebook pages.

The Stop COVID Deaths Webinar Series is the Philippines’ first and only frontline-focused medical webinar series. It pioneered the discussion, dissemination, and adoption of knowledge on COVID-19 treatment and management. Follow our accounts to stay connected with your credible online community. Together, let’s stop COVID deaths!