UP-PGH sets up Tele-Kumusta electronic visit to cheer up COVID-19 patients, families

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University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital sets up electronic visitation Tele-Kamusta to care for the mental health of patients and families. Photo credits to PGH.

The University of the Philippines-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) is addressing the loneliness that COVID-19 patient and their families are going through by setting up an electronic visitation called Tele-Kumusta.

The UP-PGH Tele-Kumusta was launched on April 14, 2020, under the initiative of Dr. Homer Co of the hospital’s Health Operations.

The Tele-Kumusta electronic visitation will have the medical social service calling the relatives of COVID-19 patients. The 40 minutes allotted for each video call allows patients to see and talk with their family or relatives.

The laptops being used in the e-visit are provided by the hospital and are protected with plastic and disinfection after use.

Tele-Kumusta is UP-PGH’s way to take care of their patients’ mental health and to help them towards fast recovery while lessening the worry of their families.

“Maibabalik ang ngiti sa mga mata, at magdudulot ng pag-asa,” PGH wrote in the social media poster they created announcing the Tele-Kumusta.

The University of the Philippines – Philippine General Hospital (UP PGH) had also opened its Bayanihan Na! UP-PGH COVID-19 Operations Center Hotline 155-200 for patients, donors, and volunteers.

University of the Philippines – Diliman (UPD) food technology students have formulated and produced ginger-calamansi drink for the frontliners of the Philippine General Hospital and Lung Center of the Philippines.

Popular video-sharing platform TikTok is donating USD 1 million to the Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation Inc. (PGHMFI).

SEND CHEERS in the comments below to UP-PGH for addressing the mental health needs of COVID-19 patients and their families.

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