first_img *41-year-old male from Lambunao (region’s Patient No. 28) *94-year-old male from Miag-ao (region’s Patient No. 31) *50-year-old male from Pavia (region’s Patient No. 37) Aventilator is a computerized microprocessor-controlled machine that providesmechanical ventilation by moving breathable air into and out of the lungs, todeliver breaths to a patient who is physically unable to breathe, or breathinginsufficiently. *59-year-old female from Barotac Nuevo (region’s Patient No. 10). Asof April 16, according to the Department of Health, Iloilo province had 16confirmed COVID-19 cases. These were the following: Eachventilator cost P1.4 million. *65-year-old male from Guimbal (region’s Patient No. 2) ILOILO– The provincial government purchased an initial two ventilators for theWestern Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Mandurriao, Iloilo City which has beendesignated as referral hospital for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) casesin the islands of Panay and Guimaras. *44-year-old female from Lambunao (region’s Patient No. 25) *51-year-old female from Guimbal (region’s Patient No. 18) *39-year-old female from Lambunao (region’s Patient No. 27) *25-year-old female from Barotac Nuevo (region’s Patient No. 36) WVMC’scapability to handle COVID-19 cases must be enhanced, said Gov. Arthur DefensorJr.center_img *70-year-old male from Lambunao (region’s Patient No. 16, died) *48-year-old female from Lambunao (region’s Patient No. 30) *21-year-old male from Miag-ao (grandson of region’s Patient No. 12) Difficultyin breathing is one of the symptoms of COVID-19. The others are fever, tiredness and dry cough. Some patients may haveaches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. Thesesymptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected butdon’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell. Theprovincial government plans to buy three more ventilators. *22-year-old female from Miag-ao (region’s Patient No. 12) *58-year-old male from Guimbal (region’s Patient No. 22, died) The Iloilo provincial government procured two sets of respiratory ventilators worth P1.4 million each. These machines will provide effective medical care to COVID-19 patients at the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. * 70-year-oldfemale from Lambunao (region’s Patient No. 29) *52-year-old female from Pavia (region’s Patient No. 38) TheCOVID-19 pandemic has led to shortages of essential goods and services – fromhand sanitizers to facemasks to beds to ventilators. Several countries havealready experienced a shortage of ventilators such as the United States, Italyand Spain. Asidefrom ventilators, the provincial government is also scouting for personalprotective equipment (PPEs) for frontliners at WVMC, Western Visayas Sanitariumin Santa Barbara town and district hospitals./PNlast_img

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