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Doctors allay fear over Mers-CoV

July 4, 2015 PHYSICIANS of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) allayed fears over the possible spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (Mers-CoV) in Bacolod City.

 Friday, July 03, 2015
BACOLOD. Dr. Joan Cerrada (left), infection control committee chairperson, and Dr. Marlon Tabligan, acting chief of medical professional staff, of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital declare there is no truth to reports that there is a Mers-CoV case in the city. (Carla N. Cañet)

BACOLOD. Dr. Joan Cerrada (left), infection control committee chairperson, and Dr. Marlon Tabligan, acting chief of medical professional staff, of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital declare there is no truth to reports that there is a Mers-CoV case in the city. (Carla N. Cañet)

PHYSICIANS of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) allayed fears over the possible spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome-Corona Virus (Mers-CoV) in Bacolod City.

Acting Chief of CLMMRH Doctor Marlon Tabligan and Infection Control Committee Chairperson Doctor Joan E. Cerrada said there is no truth in the reports, saying there is a patient afflicted by Mers-CoV confined at the hospital.

The 22-year-old male Korean who was admitted at the CLMMRH is only suffering from tonsillitis, they said.

Cerrada said the patient was found negative of the virus based on the result of the tests conducted by the Research Institute of Tropical Medicine.

“We will discharge the patient anytime,” they said.

The patient, who arrived in Bacolod on June 26, had a medical consultation at Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital (also known as Riverside Medical Center) after having fever and flu.

Cerrada said the doctors at the private hospital thought the patient suffered from Mers-CoV because he had cough and fever and he came from South Korea – prompting them to refer and him to the CLMMRH.

The doctors urged everyone not to panic or spread false information because there is no Mers-CoV case in Bacolod.

‘No memo to buy masks’

In a related development, a personnel of Dr. Pablo O. Torre Memorial Hospital who requested not to be named told Sun.Star Bacolod that the text messages circulating about a Korean patient confirmed to be positive of Mers-CoV was not issued by the hospital management.

The message said, “Good afternoon everyone. Please wear N95 mask for Mers-CoV prevention. One person is positive here in CLMMRH, Bacolod City as confirmed today. Spread the word. By Dr. Lim, president of Riverside Medical Center.”

The source clarified that the president of the hospital is Genesis Goldi Golingan and not “Dr. Lim.”

Aside from text messages, social media posts also circulated, causing fears among college students, and prompting them to buy protective masks en masse.

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