The Hospicio de San Jose, which is banned due to 23 COVID-19 cases, is asking for donations
The Hospicio de San Jose in Manila is closed due to 23 patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
This was confirmed to GMA News Online on Thursday by one of the voluntary students from the welfare institution via telephone call.
Jenebeth Paniterce said 15 health care workers, 6 elderly residents and 2 volunteer students had contracted the virus since they started testing on April 15.
One of the seniors had succumbed to the disease while three were rushed to hospital the Thursday before.
At the time of writing, they have 22 active COVID-19 cases, all of which are isolated in two areas of the orphanage.
The swab tests will continue until all 450 people in the compound have been tested. Paniterce said they still haven’t followed up where the virus started.
To ensure the safety of the residents, no one is allowed to leave the Isla de Convalecencia, where the shelter is located.
The Hospicio de San Jose is asking for donations to keep them afloat.
Preferred donations are material goods such as canned goods, baby food, milk for babies, toddlers and adults, rice, bread and pasta.
You would also appreciate hygiene kits like diapers, medication, and medical devices like personal protective equipment (PPE) and face masks.
The Archdiocesan Shrine of Santo Niño – Tondo Manila also called for donations in a Facebook post.
“They are running out of food because no one is donating for them and the sisters are worried about the children and elders. They appeal to your kind generosity, ”the post says.
CALL FOR DONATIONS: The HOSPICIO DE SAN JOSE orphanage is closed. Hospicio de San Jose, an orphanage under the …
Posted by Archdiocesan Shrine of Santo Niño – Tondo Manila on Wednesday April 28th, 2021
Donations can be given directly to Sister Marcelita Catarina DC in the Hospicio de San Jose, Ayala Bridge, Quiapo, San Miguel, Manila.
She can be reached at 09088650251, 09454818930 and [email protected]
Monetary donations can also be sent through the BPI MH Del Pilar office, Hospicio de San Jose (8103-0986-62) or the Metrobank UN Avenue office, Hospicio de San Jose (175-3-17550678-1).
Donors are asked to email their payment slips to [email protected] so that an official receipt can be issued to them.
For inquiries, the Hospicio de San Jose can also be reached at 87342366.
On Thursday, the Ministry of Health reported 8,276 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total to 1,028,738. – With Consuelo Marquez / RC, GMA News