COVID-19 Article

BMC staff, psych patients, recover from “mild” COVID-19

Nurse Sunta Panoy was one of the healthcare staff of the BMC – Department of Psychiatry who stayed in the lockdown facility to continue her duty despite the threats of the Coronavirus disease

On May 23, 2021, Sunday, the Bicol Medical Center – Department of Psychiatry in Brgy. Cadlan, Pili, Camarines Sur was placed on total lockdown after 15 patients, and a healthcare worker tested positive for Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

BMC’s GeneXpert Laboratory marks its first anniversary

A year ago, the Bicol Medical Center became one of the DOH’s COVID-19 Testing Centers because of its SARS-CoV-2 Testing Laboratory (Cartridge Based Polymerase Chain Reaction). BMC follows the DOH Memorandum Order No. 2020-0376, which stipulates the prioritization of COVID-19 Testing using Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 Cartridges.

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