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Bacolod Riverside Medical Center Official Statement on Rumored Coronavirus in the Hospital

Today, people are stressed of thinking about the Novel Corona Virus (nCoV) and many were afraid of the infectious disease that spread so fast in some other countries including Australia, Cambodia, Canada, France, Japan, Malaysia and Nepal.

Health authorities record shows that nCoV originated in Wuhan City, in China.

Meanwhile, in the Philippines, reportedly, there is a total of 27 suspected cases of novel coronavirus in different places in the country including Manila, record shows 18 suspected patients, another 3 from Western Visayas, 3 from Central Visayas, 1 from MIMAROPA Region, 1 from Eastern Visayas and 1 from Northern Mindanao. Out of the 27 suspected patients, 3 have been discharged after their laboratory results revealed other diseases. And the remaining 24 patients are still under observation and will stay in hospital until their tests shows negative.

The latest update as of writing dated January 28, 2020, there is still no confirmed case in the Philippines.

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On the other hand, in Bacolod City, the Riverside Medical Center hospital issued official statement to clarify the allegation claiming that there is an isolated patient to the said hospital that under observation.

A text message says, “Guys, Cousin sg Boss ko na Med Tech sa riverside, May gina Isolate sila sbg, suspected na may corona virus. Wear nata daan Mask Please. God bless us!” wrote in the text message.

The text message spread in social media and went viral with hundreds of thousands shares in Facebook.

The Riverside hospital management issued official statement to clarify the issue.

Here is the original statement:

In view of speculations and rumors being spread regarding the presence of Novel Corona Virus (nCoV) in our Medical Institution, we would like to assure the public that WE CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE ANY SUSPECTED CASE of patient(s) with nCoV.

In the eventuality of an outbreak, the Riverside Medical Center, Inc., is equipped and prepared to handle situations involving the Novel Corona Virus, with protocols and procedure to coordinate with the appropriate referral hospital.

We advice the public to be vigilant and rely only on official statements and announcements from the Department of Health (DOH) or from our Hospital.

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