GS webinar tackles COVID-19 critical care; VP Robredo delivers message on ‘Kalayaan sa COVID’

The UST Graduate School held online lectures that provided comprehensive discussions on the medical, psychological, and spiritual aspect of care for the COVID-19 critically ill patients.

Titled “Building Bridges in COVID-19 Critical Care,” the webinar was held on December 12, 2021, through Zoom. The speakers were Dr. Chito Permejo of the Philippine Heart Center and Dr. Raymond John Naguit, founder and national chairperson of the Youth for Mental Health Coalition, Inc.

Permejo discussed the first topic, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) as one of the promising medical interventions for severely affected COVID-19 patients.

The second topic was the psychological aspect of the care presented by Thomasian mental health advocate Naguit. He highlighted the importance of ensuring patients’ mental health care during these difficult times.

The session was closed by College of Nursing faculty member Assoc. Prof. Inocencia Tionko, who emphasized the importance of incorporating faith and spirituality into the nursing care towards patients’ recovery.

The Vice President of the Philippines Her Excellency Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, through a video message, delivered an inspirational message to encourage the Philippine and Thomasian medical community.

In a message delivered in Filipino, VP Robredo outlined the Kalayaan sa COVID Plan and thanked medical staff for their vital service.

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