/ 6 March 2021

FOUR schools in the city of Manila have been allowed to hold face-to-face classes for their medical and health-related courses.

Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso approved the applications for the holding of limited face-to-face classes of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila-College of Medicine, Metropolitan Medical Center College of Arts and Sciences, Chinese General Hospital Colleges, and Manila Theological College- College of Medicine.

“What is the goal here? To produce doctors, nurses, midwives and all others that Commission on Higher Education allowed to conduct face-to-face classes,” Domagoso said.

“If we can produce that next year, then at least we can continue to strengthen our medical professionals handling the situation,” he said.

PLM President Emmanuel Leyco asked for the gradual reopening of the clinical clerkship program in the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center.

MMC Executive Vice President Remedios Habacon asked for the holding of clinical clerkship for its Doctor of Medicine program.

Likewise, MTC-CM asked the mayor to allow its 4th year medical students to conduct a limited in-hospital duty at the Tondo Medical Center, the school’s base hospital.

CGHC meanwhile was allowed to resume hands-on pre-clinical training and clinical rotation in their campus laboratory and hospital for the programs of Doctor of Medicine, BS Nursing, BS Medical Technology, BS Radiologic Technology, and BS Physical Therapy.

Domagoso earlier approved the request of the University of Santo Tomas and Centro Escolar University to conduct limited in-person classes.