ILOILO City – Four Ilonggo nursesworking abroad got infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirusdisease 2019 (COVID-19), and died. Cabillon had been working in New YorkCity for the past 30 years. According to his mother Heide, Jimeneastruggled with COVID-19 for 21 days. She kept track of her son’s conditionthrough his wife who was also working in the UAE. Accad worked at the John D. DingellVeterans Affairs Medical Center. She was set to retire this year. Jimenea, who had been working in theUAE for a decade, was taken to the intensive care unit of the hospital aftertesting positive for COVID-19. By then, he was already having difficultybreathing. The death was difficult for thefamily; they knew he was very careful with his health. Another Ilonggo nurse who succumbed toCOVID-19 was Amor Padilla-Gatinao of Barangay Arguelles, Jaro district here.She died in the United Kingdom. In the Philippines, the Department ofHealth (DOH) revealed on April 22 that over 1,000 healthcare workers in thecountry were positive for COVID-19, and most of them were doctors. “Gustoko tani i-cremate na lang para in case ma-lift anglockdown, madala diri,” according tothe mother. “After hearing his Papa’s voice clip,he breathed his last. Perhaps he was just waiting to hear from him,” saidHeide. She completed her high schooleducation at Central Philippine University and her Nursing degree at WestVisayas State University. Of the number, 26 died, including 19doctors. Cabillon worked as an emergency roomnurse at Kings County Hospital. Just recently, it was also reportedthat Alimodian, Iloilo resident and nurse Divina Amo-Accad, 72, died inDetroit, Michigan, USA. She, however, said the UAE has its ownprotocols in managing COVID-19 mortalities and this must be respected. The agency broke down the 1,062infected healthcare workers, namely, 422 doctors, 386 nurses, 30 medicaltechnologists, 21 radiological technologists, 51 nursing assistants and 152other medical personnel such as administrative staff and barangay healthworkers. Accad earned her college degreeBachelor of Science in Nursing at Central Philippine University 1969. Gatinao worked at St. Charles Hospitalin Ladbroke Grove, North Kensington. On Sunday at around 5:40 a.m.(Philippine time), 44-year-old Marlon Jimenea of La Paz district here died atthe University Hospital Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he wasworking. The hazards include pathogen exposure,long working hours, psychological distress, fatigue, occupational burnout,stigma, and physical and psychological violence, according to the World HealthOrganization (WHO). Healthcare workers are at thefrontline of the COVID-19 outbreak response and as such are exposed to hazardsthat put them at risk of infection. Maria Guia Cabillon of this city diedyesterday morning (Philippine time) while being treated at a hospital in NewYork City, epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. The DOH maintained that it isfollowing WHO-guided protocols on the use of PPEs for medical frontliners./PN The WHO expressed concern over thenumber of healthcare workers with COVID-19 in the Philippines. Dr. AbdiMahamud, WHO-Western Pacific Region COVID-19 Incident Manager, said he wasworking with DOH to find out if there is a possible shortage of personalprotective equipment causing this trend. Her children Grace and Fatima Evenconfirmed their mother’s passing on Facebook.
Batesville Area CYO Basketball TourneySunday (2-10) Semi-Final ResultsGame 1-St. Louis 1 50 All Saints 2 26Game 2-St. Louis 2 69 St. Michael’s 552019 tourney (3)In a game were St. Louis-1 defense would be the difference, St. Louis-1 defeated All Saints-2 50-26. The first half saw a close game as St. Louis-1 would lead by 11 23-12. Our defense was playing extremely well and I knew if we could get our offense going we would be able to win. Second half St. Louis-1 defense would continue to play well and earn them a spot in the Deanery Finals. In a game were our offense didn’t play real well, our defense carried us to the victory. Courtesy of Bruins Coach Roger Dietz.St. Louis-2 defeated St. Michael’s 69-56 and advanced to the finals of the deanery tournament. St. Louis-2 started the game off slow as they found themselves down 15-8 after one quarter. We didn’t match St. Michael’s intensity in the first quarter. St. Louis-2 would regroup and would lead 31-26 at half. The 2nd half would become a very physical game and St. Louis-2 would manage to keep their composure to hold St. Michael’s. Courtesy of Bruins Coach Fuzz Springmeyer.‘In my 31 years coaching St. Louis CYO basketball, this only the second time that a team 1 and 2 from the same parish would meet in the finals. 1995 St. Louis-1 would defeat St. Louis-2. St. Louis-1 would go on to win the Indianapolis Archdiocesan State Championship.’ Batesville CYO Tourney Director Roger Dietz.