The Sangguniang Bayan of Midsayap authorized Mayor Romeo Arańa to sign a Memorandum of Agreement with the Anecito Pesante Sr. Memorial Hospital, Inc. through SB Resolution 2020-059 authored by Hon. Vivencio V. Deomampo, Jr., Chairperson of the SB Committee on Health, passed last Tuesday, March 24, during the 36th Regular Session. 

Anecito Pesante, Sr. Memorial Hospital, Inc. will serve as the referral hospital for further management and admission for close observation of Patient Under Investigation (PUI) amid the threat of the CoVid-19 in Midsayap.

The agreement states that the said referral hospital shall ensure that appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) are appropriately used by patients and hospital trained personnel, according to existing protocols in transferring PUI to a higher facility using the LGU Ambulance.

The referral hospital shall also accept patients referred by the local government and provide appropriate needed care to these patients. 

The Local Government Unit of Midsayap, referred as the ‘service provider’, shall provide capable ambulance or vehicle to transport Patient Under Investigation (PUI) to the referral hospital.

Also part of the agreement is the 24-hour availability of the ambulance if there are case subjects for referral assessed by LGU Midsayap and provides appropriate needed care to these PUIs. 

Moreover, the LGU and the referral hospital shall agree that their attendance to the patients shall be independent of each other, hence, each party shall be individually responsible for any incident that may occur during the time the patient is under their care. 

The determination of the liabilities of both parties in the care of the patient shall depend upon the specific factual circumstance of the case. 

As of writing, Midsayap is still corona virus free pending results of administered tests at the DOH-RITM.