Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) celebrated the Hospital Week 2020 the new normal way with the theme: “Hospitals as Champions in People-Centered Care in the Fight against COVID-19” and culminated through online streaming last August 28, 2020.

The Medical Center Chief, Dr. Bryan O. Dalid and Dr. Mitzie Lou C. Osabel of Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (ERID) Team /Infectious Disease Specialist delivered comprehensive information of the DRMC’s COVID-19 response and updates since the breakout of the disease in the country last January 2020. The activity also gave the DRMC employees information on how the staff and the institution as a whole prepared and fight the pandemic through continuously offering services to the people amidst the crisis. Dr. Dalid addressed concerns regarding Out-Patient services and emphasized that while the city is under community quarantine, everyone is encouraged to maximize the virtual consultation or telemedicine services. On the other hand, Dr. Osabel reminded everybody to stay vigilant and cautious as anyone is potentially infectious and to observe minimum public health standards.

Moreover, week-long activities were done online which include Lunch Break Pasaya Bonanza (What’s in the Box, Virtual Wheel of Fortune), Online Quiz bowl and Online Photo Collage Contest participated by the employees. - Yan