By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
With the continued drop in the number of active coronavrius disease 2019, or COVID-19, cases in Negros Occidental, the Cadiz City District Hospital is set to be reopened to other medical cases.
Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, provincial administrator, said they are now finalizing the transition of the district hospital which has been previously designated as COVID-19 Center for the province.
During its time as a COVID-19 Center, the district hospital was only accepting patients who were seeking treatment for COVID-19.
Diaz said as of February 4, the district hospital only has three active COVID-19 patients being treated, and all three are currently admitted at the hospital’s isolation facility.
Construction of the hospital’s Annex Building, which was previously part of the Northern Negros State College of Science and Technology (NONESCOST), is also nearly finished, and Diaz pointed out the building could easily be used as another COVID-19 treatment facility in case there is a sudden spike of new cases in the province.
He pointed out the importance of the district hospital as it primarily serves patients coming from the province’s second district./DGB, WDJ