APMC in Marawi to require vax card for hospital watchers

APMC hospital chief Dr. Shalimar Rakiin. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur — Watchers of patients and visitors to inpatient areas in the Amai Pakpak Medical Center (APMC) will be required to present their vaccination cards before they are allowed to enter the hospital early next month.

The management of Amai Pakpak Medical Center (APMC) is eyeing to implement this new requirement for hospital visitors and watchers effective December 2, 2021.

APMC hospital chief Dr. Shalimar Rakiin said they would not allow watchers and visitors to transact and get inside the premises of APMC if they could not show their vaccination card.

“This is our way of protecting our patients,” Rakiin disclosed during the Command Conference and Orientation on Bayanihan Bakunahan on Tuesday, November 23.

She said this requirement aligns with the order of the Health Department to protect patients and is in support of the national vaccination guidelines that everybody should be vaccinated.

Dr. Rakiin said they are going to advocate this so that people should start being vaccinated because you never know when your family will get sick. For the patients, they can be admitted because before they can enter, they are swabbed to test if they are negative or positive.

To bolster efforts for the Bayanihan Bakunahan, Rakiin said APMC will be one of the vaccination centers in the province for the three-day national vaccination drive.


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