CITY OF MALOLOS– After 2 years of curing and caring for COVID-19 patients, the Bulacan Infection and Control Center finally discharged its last COVID patient yesterday.
Provincial Health Officer II Dr. Hjordis Marushka Celis together with the doctors, nurses, and staff of the main COVID facility of the province organized a little send-off ceremony for the 45-year-old male who is the last COVID patient of the hospital.
Although the event doesn’t signify that the COVID-19 has been totally defeated in the province, Governor Daniel R. Fernando still believes that it is a huge milestone on Bulacan’s fight against the deadly virus.
“Marahil sariwa pa sa alaala natin ang mga panahon na walang kasiguraduhan kung kailan o paano matatapos ang laban natin na ito. Ngunit ang pangyayari ngayong araw ay isang hudyat ng pag-asa. Pag-asa na matapos ang dalawang taon, tanaw na natin ang liwanag na bunga ng ating sama-samang pagsusumikap,” the governor said.
Fernando also thanked the health workers and frontliners of the BICC for their untiring service for the Bulakenyos.
“Walang kapantay ang pagsaludo at paghanga ng inyong lingkod sa ating mga health workers at frontliners na silang naging ating primerong depensa laban sa COVID-19. Sila ang numero unong dahilan kung bakit paulit-ulit nating nagapi ang sakit na ito,” he said.
The BICC has admitted a total of 9,508 patients since its opening on May 2020.
Meanwhile, as of May 23, 2022, Bulacan reported 82 total number of active COVID cases with 13 fresh cases.
Most of the active cases are experiencing mild symptoms and either isolating on quarantine facilities or undergoing home quarantine.
As of May 25, 2022, two active COVID cases are admitted on other private hospitals. According to the Provincial Health Office-Public Health, the province has 109,487 total verified COVID cases, 107,709 recoveries, and 1,696 deaths.