- Frontliners at PGH had to endure long hours without going to the toilet even to pee while wearing their PPEs
- If they do, they need to change to a new set of PPEs in order to avoid any form of contamination
- A spokesperson revealed that frontliners have to endure 8 hours straight without any toilet break
- He further added that it is difficult for some of them, especially that the PPEs are very hot and could also be tiresome
Frontliners at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) have to endure an agonizing 8 hours straight without ever seeing the toilet.
This was revealed by Dr. Jonas del Rosario, UP-PGH spokesperson in a report for "24 Oras."
As per Raffy Tima, frontliners who go to the toilet are required to change into a new set of PPEs so that they can avoid any form of contamination.
Dr. del Rosario described the ordeal of frontliners as, "So eight hours straight na hanggat maaari kung mapipigil nila, hindi sila allowed magpunta sa toilet."
He also added that it was quite difficult for some because the PPEs are hot. He also said, "syempre kung minsan, nakakapagod din na 'yun ang suot."
There are three teams that handle coronavirus patients at PGH. Each team would go on duty for one week and then rest for two weeks while another team would take their place at the hospital.
The time given to the frontliners to rest ensure that they are re-energized before returning to duty.
In a previous report by KAMI, frontliners express their fears and the difficulties that they go through at the hospital especially with the ongoing crisis.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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