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Lanao del Sur, BARMM acquire more anti-coronavirus equipment 

COTABATO CITY --- Lanao del Sur province has 11 new ambulances to complement domestic COVID-19 containment efforts, officials said Saturday.

Gov. Mamintal Adiong, Jr. said the ambulances were procured by the office of the congressional representative in the first district of the province.

The office of Rep. Ansaruddin Adiong turned over the 11 ambulances to the provincial government last week.

Adiong, also presiding chairperson of the provincial disaster risk reduction and management council, said the 11 ambulances will boost their war on coronavirus.


18 wandering Badjaos displaced by quarantine rescued

COTABATO CITY --- The Basilan provincial government has provided safe haven to 18 wandering Badjaos it rescued in the Licomo-Zamboanga border last June 4, the office of Gov. Jim Salliman said Saturday.

The 18 Badjaos, among them children displaced by the COVID-19 quarantine, were immediately brought to the provincial government’s medical screening facility in Isabela City in Basilan. 


Cotabato City's 40-bed COVID-19 isolation facility opened

COTABATO CITY --- Officials launched Wednesday the city’s 40-bed COVID-19 isolation facility whose operation the city mayor’s office and the Department of Health-12 shall jointly oversee.

Aristides Tan, regional director of DOH-12, told reporters the facility was built according to specifications of the health department.

He said the DOH-12 is thankful to the Cotabato City government for embarking on the project that the office of Mayor Cynthia Guiani-Sayadi started setting up in April.


MOH-BARMM to probe COVID-19 “local transmission” in Maguindanao

COTABATO CITY  – Health authorities in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Regioon in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) has ordered an investigation why a student who arrived from Cebu City managed to go home, tested positive of the virus and eventually infected her three siblings.

“The student should be quarantined, he should be isolated upon arrival, but he was allowed to return home,” BARMM Health chief Dr. Safrullah Dipatuan said, hinting it was a case of local transmission.

Three of the student’s siblings, aged 13, 14 and 18, have tested positive of COVID-19.


Koronadal Mayor Ogena issues EO placing city under MGCQ

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11 Maguindanao students from Cebu positive to COVID-19 

MAGUINDANAO --- Eleven students who have just returned to the province from Cebu tested positive to coronavirus. 

The students are now in a COVID-19 isolation facility inside the compound of the Maguindanao provincial hospital in Datu Hoffer town.

Physician Elizabeth Samama, chief of the Integrated Provincial Health Office, confirmed Tuesday that the 11 students tested positive to COVID-19.

She said all 11 students were immediately confined in their isolation facility without elaborating.


9-month-old boy is Cotabato City's 10th COVID-19 positive, region's 24th

COTABATO CITY - A 9-month old baby boy in the city has been tested positive of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Health in the Soccsksargen region today said. 

Still awaiting for PH number, the baby is the 24th confirmed COVID-19 positive in the region.

The boy is in stable condition, according to the DOH situation report dated May 23.

He has history of exposure to the 23rd patient confirmed to be virus positive.


22 year old male student is BARMM's 12th COVID-19 positive

COTABATO CITY  – The Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of Health (MOH) has recorded a new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) positive case in the region on Friday, May 22.

According to MOH Minister Dr. Saffrullah Dipatuan, the 12th confirmed Covid-19 case in the BARMM is a 22 year-old male from the municipality of Datu Saudi Ampatuan in Maguindanao province.

Dipatuan said that the patient, who is now in a stable conditon, is one of the 16 stranded students in Cebu City who availed the “Balik Probinsiya Program”.


Ano ang nangyayari sa loob ng katawan kapag ang tao ay may impeksyon mula sa virus?

Alamin ano ang pagkakaiba ng RT-PCR at Rapid Antibody-based Diagnostic Test?



CRMC gets accreditation as first COVID-19 testing lab within BARMM

COTABATO CITY  – The Cotabato Regional and Medical Center (CRMC) here announced Wednesday, May 20, that they have been issued license to operate as the first testing laboratory for Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) within the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) territory.

This comes after the Department of Health (DOH)-Central Office accredited CRMC to perform rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests using the GeneXpert machine that was also used for testing of TB (Tuberculosis).



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