Yesterday I went to San Lazaro Hospital at Quiricada, Sta. Cruz Manila to visit my teenage cousin who was confined there because of dengue. We bring my teenage cousin there last Sunday night after we knew the laboratory results for her CBC with APC which drops largely below the normal range. We also decided to bring her at that hospital because of some suggestions of their good service.
San Lazaro Hospital is a government hospital with clinical services for Infectious/ Communicable Diseases like Meninggitis, Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, Measles, Pneumonia, etc. When we arrived there last Sunday and my cousin was admitted, I have noticed that they observed order and cleanliness. Although most of the people working there are so strict from the security guard up to the doctors and some are even snobbish, the hospital is a nice place because it is clean, in good order and I think that the patient will be handled in good care.
My cousin was confined at the third floor and I tried to take some photos while I walk in their hallway. The place is not so big but there are only few patients and few people there. I used their elevator to reach the third floor. It was scary to use the elevator because the elevator sounds so creepy and I was the only one who ride. I also saw some rust at the side and I am just thinking that the elevator might need some maintenance because of the creepy sounds when it opens and closes although it is not that too old.
I finally reached the ward room of my cousin and I must say that its not bad. Her bed number is so easy to distinguish and the room has enough space. The ward room is clean. Although there is no electric fan inside the room and television sets, you may feel comfortable because it is not noisy and polluted. The room has big windows allowing natural air to pass through and you can also see some trees outside the window. According to my cousin, you can also bring your own electric fan if you want. Since it is a government hospital for public service I believe that they have a good service with its order and cleanliness. The visiting hours at San Lazaro hospital is from 4:00 PM up to 7:00Pm only and they are really strict so visitors should follow. Before I go home at around 6:00 Pm we felt the earthquake shakes that moves some of the things inside the room like the beds and chairs. My cousin who is a patient there almost wanted to rise from the bed and I can see her nervous face and also her mom. I keep the situation calm as I tell them some beautiful stories and in my mind I pray to God.
I hope and pray that my cousin will be better and recover immediately. Today, I made her Camote Tops juice for her fast recovery that could be an alternative cures for this kind of illness. I tried to research on how to help a dengue patient to treat a low platelet count and I just believe that the Camote Tops Juice that I make with orange and Calamansi will improved her health condition.