Press Release No. 02-2022: Dr. Jose Manuel Rañola III to BMC Employees: Remain Vigilant Against Omicron Strain

PRESS RELEASE
No. 02-2022
January 3, 2022

 

DR. JOSE MANUEL RAÑOLA III TO BMC EMPLOYEES: REMAIN VIGILANT AGAINST OMICRON STRAIN

Naga City, Bicol – Bicol Medical Center’s sole infectious disease and current head of the Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Disease (EREID) Center, Dr. Jose Manuel Rañola III, reminds the hospital employees to continue to be vigilant against COVID-19 especially now that the Omicron variant has entered the country and the province of Camarines Sur.

During the Virtual Flag Ceremony, Monday morning, Dr. Rañola III emphasized the cooperation of every hospital employee in preventing the spread of Covid 19 in the workplace.

“As we usher in the new year, let us all be reminded that COVID-19 is still here. And with the threat of the Omicron variant, let us continue to be vigilant... If you have symptoms even the slightest colds, please do not report for work; instead, consult at the EREID ER (Emergency Room) for clearance.” Dr. Rañola said.

Dr. Rañola III added a few reminders, including the “no eating together,” which should be observed in the hospital.

“I cannot overemphasize the use of facemask, social distancing, hand washing, and please do not eat together. Lastly, please get your booster shots.”

Today, January 3, 2022, BMC has 8 admitted COVID-19 patients, a significant decrease after the two surges last year. /Mylce Mella

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RONNIE GREGORIO GIGANTONE, MD, MHA, FPSGS, FPALES, FPCS, FACS
OIC - Medical Center Chief II
Bicol Medical Center