SPMC chief confirms death of admin staff due to Covid-19

SPMC Chief of Hospital Dr. Leopoldo Vega

An administrative staff of Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) died due to COVID-19 on Wednesday morning, the hospital chief announced.
SPMC chief of hospital Dr. Leopoldo Vega in a phone interview revealed the patient was the second casualty from the hospital’s administrative staff due to COVID-19.
“Technically, the person who died was not a “frontliner” since he was not part of medical team who has direct contact and treat patients with COVID but he was part of our admin staff,” Vega said.
The two patients were among the 12 frontliners of SPMC tested positive for COVID-19 wherein nine were already discharged.
Vega also clarified that the 12 fronliners are composed of eight doctors and nurses and four non-medical staff of SPMC.