The Department of Health-Bicol Center for Health Development sent six (6) healthcare workers from Bicol Region hospitals to the Metro Manila Center for Health Development (MMCHD) to increase medical assistance on the increase in COVID-19 cases. in the National Capital Region (NCR). They will be assigned to Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Caloocan City/
The group comprised 5 nurses and a doctor, 3 of them from Bicol Medical Center(BMC) in Naga City, Camarines Sur, 2 from Bicol Regional Teaching and Training Hospital(BRTTH) in Legazpi Albay and 2 from Bicol Region General Hospital and Geriatric Medical Center(BRGHGMC) Camarines Sur.
The six volunteered to assist the spike of COVID-19 cases in the National Capital Region and will receive per diem, free transportation, meals and board and lodging and may render their services for a month or more depending on the pandemic situation in NCR and Bicol.
They are required to undergo the Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction(RT-PCR) test before and after their deployment. Healthcare workers are required to undergo the Reverse Transcription- Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) Test before and after their deployment.
The deployed healthcare workers are part of the first group of 42 healthcare workers from Calabarzon, Ilocos and Bicol.