Bicol Medical Center Chief Dr. Francisco Sales III shares the hospital's wins and challenges for 2020.
Naga City - The year 2020 gave both challenges and milestones for the Bicol Medical Center (BMC).
In the first quarter of the year, BMC had to respond immediately and effectively to the threats of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several hospital management's initiatives were the early establishment of the COVID-19 Hotline and the Pay-ward Building's conversion to the dedicated ward for COVID-19 patients. The Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Disease (EREID) Ward was given a dedicated triage area, an Emergency Room, Operating Room, Hemodialysis Services, and an Intensive Care Unit.
NAGA CITY - The wrath of the world’s strongest storm this year - Typhoon Rolly (International name: Goni) that landed in the Bicol region last November 1, 2020, did not spare the Bicol Medical Center. Based on the hospital’s administration office monitoring report, the typhoon has incurred a total of P181M of infrastructure damage. In the main hospital in Panganiban Drive, Naga City, P61M of damages was mostly from the 8-storey building, where the typhoon shattered its main entrance glass door. TS Rolly also destroyed the ceilings on several floors of the said building. While the Psychiatry Department in Brgy. Cadlan, Pili, Camarines Sur has reported damages of P120M.
TS Rolly also destroyed the ceilings on several floors of the 8-storey General Wards building.
Due to the pandemic, DOH Sec. Francisco Duque III installed Dr. Francisco Sales III as the 13th Bicol Medical Center Chief through virtual oath taking
NAGA CITY | After more than a year of being the Officer-in-Charge of the Bicol Medical Center, Dr. Francisco Sales III now serves as the full-fledged Medical Center Chief II (MCC II). On Monday, September 28, 2020, DOH Secretary Francisco T. Duque III has installed Dr. Sales through a virtual oath-taking ceremony.