Manila hospital temporarily closes ER due to suspected meningococcemia case

(Eagle News) — A hospital in Manila temporarily closed its emergency room starting Wednesday, Jan. 24, due to a suspected meningococcemia case.

The Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center made the announcement on its Facebook account.

According to the hospital, the temporary closure was “part of standard safety procedure and infection control protocol.”

“Rest assured that all precautionary measures have been implemented to prevent any risk of spread of infection,” it said, noting that the “disease is not highly contagious unless one is in close contact with the patient.”

The hospital said operations in the ER are expected to resume tomorrow, Thursday, Jan. 25.

“Hospital operations remain normal in all other areas of the hospital including the out-patient department,” it added.