DOH: 23 WV HEALTH WORKERS INFECTED

first_img“Kon magsulod ang pasyente you cannot immediately tell kon COVID-19 patient or non-COVID patient that’s why ang aton protocol amo nga proper triaging and screening of patients,” she further explained. She urged healthcare workers to constantly revisit safety protocols. Early this week, DOH announced that eight doctors at St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo in this city tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and that three midwives, a medical technologist and a nurse working under the local government unit of Alimodian, Iloilo also contracted the virus while working at the town’s quarantine facility. Also, six non-medical frontliners got infect with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, said Reyes. Determining if a case is a COVID patient or non-COVID patient is crucial, said Reyes for better medical response. She urged them not to discriminate healthcare workers, especially those who got infected with SARS-CoV-2, but instead show them compassion and extend support. Yesterday, DOH Region announced that a nurse at St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo also tested positive for the virus. “Tungod sila ang gabulig sa pag-manage sang mga (COVID cases),” said Reyes. She also stressed the importance of triaging – assigning levels of priority to patients to determine the most effective order in which to deal with them. AHW said health workers should be looked after because without them, the country’s health system may collapse./PN These 23 healthcare workers were 7.5 percent of the 307 total confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region as of June 29 DOH data. The public should thus be appreciative of healthcare workers, said Reyes, because of their heroic work in this time of pandemic. They were a barangay councilman, two Barangay Health Workers, one Barangay Nutrition Scholar, one Barangay Service Point Officer, and one ambulance driver. ILOILO City – Twenty-three healthcare workers in Western Visayas got infected with the virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), latest data from the Department of Health (DOH) showed. These healthcare workers were composed of 12 doctors, six nurses, one radio technologist, three midwives, and one medical technician, according to Dr. Renilyn Reyes, head of DOH Region 6’s Public Health Program Development. The 12 doctors were based in Aklan (one), Iloilo province (one) and Iloilo City (10). Reyes described healthcare workers, especially those assigned as medical frontliners, as “high risk” for COVID-19 infection because they directly deal with patients. The hospital doctors and nurse are currently being quarantined at the hostel of St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo. Nationwide as of June 22, 3,122 healthcare workers contracted the disease, 33 of which have died while 2,235 have recovered, according to the Alliance of Health Workers (AHW). “In writing maayo ang protocols but ang implementation amo na ang tan-awon,” said Reyes.last_img read more

Child Care Action Council Hosts 11th Annual Warm Hearts Fundraiser at…

first_imgFacebook22Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Child Care Action CouncilThe Child Care Action Council will be serving up fun and generosity for their 11th Annual Warm Hearts Luncheon, raising funds for their early learning Family Services program. Community members will come together for kids on Thursday, February 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lacey Community Center. Guests will enjoy a soup buffet made by culinary students at South Puget Sound Community College, and listen to speakers discuss the importance of early learning and quality child care.Child Care Action Council provides a full spectrum of services surrounding early education from, training child care providers to meeting families in their homes to give guidance on being their child’s first and best teacher. “Our focus is our earliest learners, ages birth to 5 years old,” said Gary Burris, Executive Director of Child Care Action Council. “We know that 90% of brain development happens in the first five years and having quality early learning experiences are crucial to creating a solid foundation upon which all later learning, behavior, and health depend.”Each year, Child Care Action Council has seen its Warm Hearts fundraiser grow and become a critical piece in raising funds for their Family Services program that supports over 6,000 children in our community. Last year, Child Care Action Council was able to raise over $19,000 and the new goal for this year is $22,000. As grant funding becomes tougher and tougher to secure, this event has been a crucial component to continuing the many free early literacy and math, and family support services throughout Thurston, Mason, and Grays Harbor counties.The Family Service program encompasses a number of early learning services that nurture child development and support children and families so they can thrive. Raising A Reader is Child Care Action Council’s flagship early literacy service that brings new books into homes of 1,300 children through a book rotation program at their child care, Head Start, or ECEAP centers. This program inspires the love of reading and increases daily reading habitats.The Family Services program also funds the four Kaleidoscope Play and Learn groups, a free weekly playgroup for children and their caregivers to learn and develop through play-based activities and parent support; BlockFest that brings an interactive block exhibit to over 1,200 children in our community and promotes early math skills; SafeKids Thurston County that serves over 5,000 children and their families with resources and information on how to prevent childhood injuries in the home, at school, and on the way; and Margie’s Crisis Nursery that finds and pays for temporary child care for families when they are in a crisis situation.The foundation of support for the Family Services program is raised through event sponsorships. Leading that charge for the past four years has been WSECU as title sponsor of the Warm Hearts luncheon. In addition to the WSECU’s title sponsorship, Child Care Action Council is honored to have the following organizations support this year’s Warm Hearts luncheon: Molina Healthcare, Neil Woody McSwain & Company, Olympia Federal Savings, Alaffia, Commencement Bank, FORMA Construction, Kiley Juergens Wealth Management, TwinStar Credit Union, Bron’s Automotive, Graphic Communications, Heritage Bank, HomeStreet Bank, Nicholson & Associates Insurance, GHB Insurance, The Other Guys, Inc., Tammy’s Ceramic Shop, Timberland Bank, Sound Credit Union.If you are interested in supporting early learning opportunities for all children in our community, please join Child Care Action Council for their Warm Hearts luncheon. Reserve your spot today by emailing Child Care Action Council at allison@ccacwa.org or call 360-786-8907 x112.last_img read more