South Cotabato Chief of Hospital Dr. Conrado Brana projected changes in hospital management in the future in view of the global Corona Virus Disease (CoVid) – 19 Pandemic that started in December 2019 in Wuhan City, China.
Talking to live media audience and via Facebook live during the recent Kapihan sa Kapitolyo media forum, Dr. Brana disclosed that many lessons were learned in the advent of the CoViD-19 pandemic which did not spared the province of high number of positive cases due to the surge that happened in the second quarter of 2021,
“Everything happened for a reason,” he said, referring particularly on the suspension of the construction of the 3-storey building located inside the provincial hospital compound and the use of the Upper Valley Community Hospital (now SOCCSKSARGEN General Hospital) as CoViD-19 Facility.
Brana pointed out that possible changes include provision of more hospital isolation units/ beds, purchase of ventilator machines/ equipment and other life-saving equipment, establishment of testing centers for emerging and re-emerging diseases.
Likewise, Brana stressed the need to recruit more nurses and other essential workers as the main priority of both national and local government especially to those who will serve in LGU hospitals to augment the already drained hospital personnel.
The lessons, Brana further added, will result to positive changes in hospital management in particular as well as the over-all health care system in general.