Chinese medical team visits DOH

Willard Cheng, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 16 2020 03:53 PM

MANILA -The team of Chinese medical experts who are in the Philippines to assist in the country's response to the new coronavirus pandemic held an online meeting Thursday with an advisory group of the Department of Health, the Chinese embassy in Manila said.

The team shared its insights on the fields of infection protection within a hospital, diagnosis and treatment of pregnant women, discharge standards, and post-death placement during the COVID-19 outbreak with the DOH Technical Advisory Group, the embassy said.

DOH Assistant Secretary Kenneth Ronquillo attended the meeting and looked forward to the team’s final summary. 

“(Ronquillo) also hoped the recommendations would be implemented as soon as possible in to better combat the epidemic,” the embassy said.

On Monday, the Chinese experts shared their COVID-19 experiences with the University of the Philippines' Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Since their arrival on April 5, they have also visited the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine and the Medical City.

The COVID-19 first emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year.

The Philippines, as of Wednesday, has logged 5,453 COVID-19 cases, including 353 recoveries and 349 deaths.