Another Frontliner Recovers from COVID-19 in Baguio City

Another Frontliner Recovers from COVID-19 in Baguio City

The Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) celebrated today, March 14, 2020, as another COVID-19 patient in the hospital has won her battle against the dreaded disease.

The hospital staff held a send-off as the newly recovered patient, who is a BGHMC nursing attendant, has been discharged this morning.

BGHMC Nursing Attendant recovers from COVID-19

The COVID-19 survivor is identified as Karla Cosme Saja, a 34-year-old nursing attendant who is assigned at the Infectious Diseases Building (IDM) of BGHMC.

Saja was admitted on April 26, 2020, following the result of her PCR test. According to her, it was a nightmare and was depressing when she found out that she tested positive with COVID-19.

Finally ending the waiting game, as she called it, Saja tested negative with the disease during her third swab test last May 12.

Saja Thanks Co-Frontliners and Family

Photos in this gallery are courtesy of BGHMC and Jade Malicdan

“Salamat po sa inyong lahat, you’ve never left me alone. It was you who gave me strength,” said Saja as she expressed her gratitude toward her family, colleagues at the IDB, and BGHMC.

The nursing attendant also shared her reflections based on her experience of contracting COVID-19.

“Kung may natutunan man ako sa pandemyang ito ay ang pagiging matapang para sa sarili, pamilya, at mga katrabaho,” she said.

Statement from Nursing Service Division

“We are happy and grateful that our last admitted healthcare worker is discharged today. We continue to hope and pray that our healthcare workers will continue to be safe and protected from this disease so that they may continue to serve the public.” 

– Randy Occidental, Nursing Service Division – Assistant Chief Nurse

Recovered Healthcare Workers

According to the Medical Center Chief, Dr. Ricardo Runez, all healthcare workers who were discharged are completing the 14-day quarantine period while waiting for their next swab schedule before returning to work.


SOURCE: Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center

RELATED: BGHMC: 8 Healthcare Workers, 1 OFW Recover from COVID-19

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