With the first wave of the Covid-19 pandemic over and done with, our newsroom was able to ask Acting Deputy Director, Ann Matute on how the nurses were assigned around the country to deal with suspected and confirmed cases of Covid-19.
Ann Matute, Acting Deputy Director of Health: “We had a criteria that they had to meet. No pregnant nurse could have worked with the COVID-19 patients. Single nurses, young vibrant nurses were needed and we had to make sure that you didn’t have any underlying illness. Those were the criteria that we used to select the nurses who were going to work in the different flu clinics.”