Batesville, IN—After careful review of the current volume of COVID-19 patients and analysis of the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), Margaret Mary Health feels it is safe for patients and staff to begin reopening several of the temporarily suspended services. Effective immediately, Margaret Mary Health will resume joint injections at the Outpatient Clinic, screening colonoscopies, screening mammograms, and bone density scans. Beginning Monday, April 27, outpatient elective surgeries will resume. The hospital plans to assess the status weekly to determine future service re-entry dates, including inpatient surgeries.“The temporary suspension of many of our procedures, including the screening colonoscopies and mammograms, was necessary as we prepared for a surge in potential COVID-19 patients, but was also concerning for the potential negative impact it can have on the overall health of our community. Early detection equals better prognosis which is why these preventative screenings are so very important. When patients ignore symptoms, this results in a later diagnosis and often a worse outcome. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of coming in for scheduled screenings and appointments now that we’re able to resume these,” noted Surgeon Jon Geers, MD at Margaret Mary Health.President and CEO of Margaret Mary Health, Tim Putnam added, “I want to thank our community for following the stay-at-home order and social distancing guidelines. Your efforts have helped to flatten the curve to the point where we feel it is safe to begin reopening the services that many in our community need, and unfortunately have had to postpone since early March. We had a challenging period from the end of March through early April with an influx of high-acuity COVID-19 patients. During that time, we acquired necessary equipment, PPE and supplies, and developed a robust surge plan. Should another wave of this virus enter our community, we feel confident we are prepared to handle it. We will monitor patient volumes closely and continue to phase back in services as long as we continue to see a decreasing number of COVID-19 patients in our service area. If that shifts and begins to rise again, we will adjust accordingly.”
Another communications company, Main One, has also endowed a category while Smile Communication will be giving some internet gadgets to outstanding teams and players.“It is very satisfying and encouraging that many individuals and organisations are appreciating the impact the NCC Tennis League is making to the development of tennis in Nigeria and in the lives of current and future tennis stars in Nigeria.“We have no doubt that these incentives will not only raise the profile of the event but also motivate teams and individual players to work harder to excel.” said Godwin Kienka, director of the International Tennis Academy which coordinates the event.The NCC Tennis League, which featured 12 teams across 12 cities, is now at the business end with the four semifinalists guaranteed a minimum of N2million.The first semifinal between Team Ndoma-Egba of Abuja and Team Muller of Lagos will take place at the Enugu Sports Club Saturday Nov. 18 and Sunday Nov. 19 while the second semifinal between defending champions Team Offikwu of Kaduna and Team Civil Defence of Abuja will hold at the Abuja National Stadium Saturday Dec.2 and Sunday Dec. 3.The NCC Tennis League is offering a consolidated prize money of N23 million with the champion team taking home N7 million, runner-up N5 million and third place N3 million.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram NCC TENNIS LEAGUECommunication giants, MTN, is throwing its weight behind the NCC Tennis League with an endowment that will cover awards for outstanding performance by individuals and teams in selected categories in the NCC Tennis League.The categories earmarked are: the most outstanding team, the most outstanding player – male and female, the most outstanding junior player – male and female, the best host team and the best traveling team.
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisOver the weekend a fire at the Iron Skillet Restaurant in Lincoln left the building with major damages. According to the Alcona County Sheriff’s Office, the fire happened around 2:40 Sunday morning.WBKB News previously reported that a burglary took place at the restaurant back on August 17th. Deputy Robert Clink said the office is currently investigating the scene to see if both of the incidents are linked together.“Right now I can’t say, the investigation is still ongoing. The Michigan State Police and fire investigators are supposed to meet me with the k–9,” deputy Clink said.Deputy Clink also said that updates could be revealed as early as Tuesday, but it could also take weeks.“It really depends on the insurance company. We have to notify the insurance companies that are involved too. They send out their investigators too, and we have to go there with them, so it could take maybe a couple of weeks,” he added.The restaurant was closed at the time of the fire and no one was hurt. The Alcona County Sheriff’s Office and the Lincoln Fire Department were both assisted by the Mikado, Harrisville, Barton County and South Shore Fire Departments.WBKB News will keep you updated as this story continues to develop.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alcona Co. Sheriff’s Office, Iron Skillet, Iron Skillet Break In, Iron Skillet Restaurant, Restaurant FireContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Firefighters Gear up for MDA ‘Fill the Boot’ FundraiserNext School Staff Remind Drivers to Watch Out For Students During School Drop Off Times