September 27, 2021

セブ市 感染増加

セブ市市長代理は、セブ市でのコロナウイルス感染者の増加を懸念し、感染拡大を防ぐため夜間外出禁止令と酒類の持ち込み禁止令を実施したようです。

現在セブ市市内の病院はベッド数を増やすことができますが、医療従事者が不足しています。海外での仕事の準備のために辞めてしまう看護師もいれば、私立病院の給与の低さに不満を持つ看護師もいるようです。

市と病院は、医療従事者の不足に対応するための会合を開く予定です。市長代理は、医療スタッフの面で私立病院が懸念していることに対し、DOH(保健省)が介入しなければならないと考えています。

医療従事者なくしてはパンデミックを乗り越えられません。医療従事者の負担を最大限軽減し、支えることが求められるでしょう。

 

Rising COVID-19 cases in Cebu City ‘scary,’ says acting mayor

MANILA – The rise of COVID-19 cases in Cebu City is “scary,” its acting mayor said Tuesday.

The city has implemented a curfew and a liquor ban to curb virus spread, said Acting mayor Michael Rama.

“We already have this concern about COVID rising and we described it (as) not just ordinary but scary,” he told ABS-CBN’s Teleradyo.

The city’s hospitals can add more beds but it lacks medical personnel, Rama said.

“Marami namang bed, ang problem minsan is medical staff,” he said.

(There are many beds, the problem is medical staff.)

“Yung critical care occupancy rate ‘di pa umaabot kagaya noon but they’re still not going to be complacent.”

(The critical care occupancy rate has yet to reach previous high but hospitals are still not going to be complacent.)

City officials and hospital administrators will soon meet to address the lack of health workers, Rama said. Some nurses quit as they prepare for jobs abroad while others complain of low salary in private hospitals, he said.

“I believe meron din concern ang private hospitals in terms of medical staff kaya DOH (Department of Health) has to come into the picture and they are doing it. They are also on top of the situation,” he said.

(I believe some private hospitals also have concerns regarding their medical staff so the DOH has to come into the picture and they are doing it.)

The city as of Monday has 1,663 active cases out of a total 29,349 infections, according to the DOH website.