A baby was decapitated at birth in Abra Provincial Hospital, Saksi reported on Monday.
According to the infant’s mother, the staff who assisted her said her baby died but did not say what really happened to the child.
The hospital did not tell to the family that the baby was decapitated. They only found it when they arrived home.
The victim’s family plans to file charges against Abra Provincial Hospital.
Meanwhile, the hospital said they are ready to answer any complaints against them. An investigation is being conducted on the incident and a doctor already gave a statement.
According to the hospital’s officials, the baby died inside the mother’s womb so they have to remove it to save the mother’s life.
COVID-19 cases in Nueva Vizcaya decreasing
COVID-19 cases in Nueva Vizcaya are slowly declining, according to Governor Carlos Padilla.
In an interview with TeleRadyo Tuesday, Padilla said the number of COVID-19 cases in their province reached 1,504 on October 6, but dropped to 1,457 on October 7.
It continued to drop to 1,289 on October 9 and 1,083 on October 10.
There were only 732 active cases in the area on Monday, Padilla said.
“Sana tuloy-tuloy na ito para sa ganoon medyo ma-relieve naman nang kaunti ang facilities natin, pati mga health workers natin,” he said.
The oxygen supply in the province is also gradually returning to normal, the governor added.
Only 12 to 15 percent of their population is vaccinated, Padilla said.
“Ang isa sa mga pinagtibay na resolusyon ng provincial task force naming ay upang humingi ng additional supply ng bakuna mula sa national government, particularly ang (Department of Health),” he said.
“Siguro kung ma-normalize din ang supply ng bakuna, lalo naming madadagdagan ang bilang ng mga mababakunahan,” he added.
The Department of Health (DOH) announced Monday the start of vaccination against COVID-19 of those in the general adult population.
“Ayon sa vaccine cluster, mayroon nang sapat na supply ng bakuna para makapagsimula ng pagbabakuna sa lahat ng adult population,” said Health Spokesperson Maria Rosario Vergeire.
The general population includes people who were not included in the previous priority groups in the vaccine rollout.