A message announced over a hospital’s public address system warning the staff of (1) A pending emergency/internal disaster (2) A paediatric emergency (3) A violent or combative patient (4) Severe weather in the area; curtains to be drawn (5) A power utility outage
Public hospitals have declared their respective 'code white'' since December 20, in anticipation of injuries during the holiday season, said Bayugo, adding that code white is often declared during elections, major holidays, and rallies.
The PHO defined code white alert as the readiness of hospital staff to respond to any emergency situation, placing on on-call status its nursing and administrative staff residing at the hospital dormitory.
Written in diary form, Debra Anderson's Code White is a page-turner in the way that reading someone else's diary feels illicit: You hurry to read it all at once in case someone comes home and finds you've dug around in their underwear drawer and found their private notebook.
Joseph Roland Mejia, chief of the Region 1 Medical Center in Dagupan City, said hospital staff are on Code White until January 6 to monitor and address any more cases related to the New Year's revelry, which was notably the most peaceful and safe celebration in years.
Meanwhile, DOH discloses that all DOH-retained hospitals and regional offices nationwide was already on Code White Alert since October 30 until November 2 in preparation for any eventualities or health-related incidents that may occur during the countrys observance of All Saints Day.
Simula noong nakaraang Lunes, Disyembre 21, itinaas na ng DOH sa Code White Alert-ulitin ko lang, 'Code White' alert, ang pinakamataas na antas ng alerto ng DOH-ang lahat ng pampublikong pagamutan at pasilidad sa buong bansa upang mabigyan ng agarang tulong ang lahat ng ating mga kababayan na mangangailangan ng tulong medikal sa panahon ng Kapaskuhan at pagpasok ng bagong taon, Coloma said.