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COVID Nurses in the Philippines are tired

'Another important factor is our nurses. Do we have enough nurses? Are they physically capable of working long time in COVID wards?'Dr. Nilo De Los Santos Source: Ezra Acayan/Getty Images

As COVID-19 cases continue to increase in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, COVID wards are now in full capacity and the problem of understaffing is even more felt.

The De Los Santos Medical Center in Quezon City continues to admit non-COVID patients


 Highlights

  • Two different groups of medical personal look after COVID and non-COVID patients
  • There are not enough nurses
  • Incentives given by the De Los Santos Medical Centre to their nursing staff in COVID wards include risk allowance, housing and transportation allowance

 'More or less we are 50 nurses short. Even if we have adequate beds in our COVID wards, we do not have enough nurses.' Dr. Nilo De Los Santos, Vice President for Medical Affairs & Chief Medical Officer,  De Los Santos Medical Centre

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