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Para maka-graduate na! Isko Moreno OKs face-to-face classes for 4 medical schools

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Manila Mayor Isko Moreno has approved the plan of four medical schools to conduct limited face-to-face classes and clerkship programs for their health-related programs.

Moreno met on Wednesday, March 3, with officials of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) College of Medicine, Metropolitan Medical Center College of Arts and Sciences, Chinese General Hospital Colleges, and Manila Theological College – College of Medicine.

He said allowing face-to-face classes will result in the production of more healthcare workers, which could help in the country’s fight against COVID-19.

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

Under PLM’s proposal, University President Emmanuel Leyco asked for the gradual reopening of the clinical clerkship program in the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center.

Metropolitan Medical Center College of Arts and Sciences Executive Vice President Remedior Habacon, MD also requested to gradually re-open its face-to-face classes and clinical clerkship under the Doctor of Medicine program.

The Manila Theological College – College of Medicine also asked Moreno to allow its 4th year medical students to conduct a limited in-hospital duty at Tondo Medical Center, the school’s base hospital.