The Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) in Cagayan de Oro City is now on CODE RED. This was disclosed by Dr. Gina Itchon, head of NMMC for Research and Development. This means the medical facility has increased its operating capacity from 40% to 50% dedicated solely to treat COVID-19 patients. With this development, Dr. Itchon has sought the help of private hospitals in the city to cater more non-COVID patients so as to relieve the burden of the NMMC.
For his part, Mayor Oscar Moreno welcomed NMMC’s decision, saying that it is a very, very timely move, and game-changer for the city and the whole region