AFP medical team now in Bacolod to help stem COVID-19 surge

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BACOLOD CITY—At least 12 doctors, nurses, and health aides from the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Central Command (Centcom) arrived in this provincial capital of Negros Occidental on Friday (Aug. 29) to help overwhelmed medical workers.

 

They will be assigned to the Riverside Medical Center and Bacolod Queen of Mercy Hospital.

 

At least 10,000 test kits, 2,000 personal protective equipment, and 400 remdesivir antiviral medicines were also sent to Bacolod, said Mayor Evelio Leonardia.

 

“The Office of the President stays true to its promise to assist Bacolod City amid the worsening COVID-19 health crisis,” he said.

 

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