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Man rescued from fifth-floor ledge of NMMC COVID-19 ward


Cagayan de Oro, Philippines — A COVID-19 patient climbed out and stayed on the 5th-floor ledge of the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) on Tuesday afternoon, August 24.

The said man has a psychotic disorder problem.

A unit from the Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP) immediately responded and successfully executed a rescue operation. Moreover, the Cagayan Electric Power & Light Co., Inc. (CEPALCO) said they have “cut off the power line for the rescue unit to enter near the power lines.”

According to NMMC Medical Director Dr Jose Chan, the man already tested negative for COVID-19 and was scheduled for discharge, local news Magnum Radyo reported. – WhatALife.ph


If you or anyone you know struggles with thoughts of suicide, contact the National Center for Mental Health Crisis Hotline at 0917 899 8727 and 989 8727 or CSWD Mental health hotline 0975 840 3585.

For Kagay-anons staying at the CIU/TTMF, you may contact the psychosocial hotline exclusive for CIU/TTMF clients 0955 885 2735 / 0953 142 4000.

Also Read: CdeO logs 139 new COVID-19 cases; total cases at 16,146

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