The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) received its clearance from the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on the reopening of limited face-to-face classes for its selected medical courses.

The certificate of authority, that was received by PLM’s President Emmanuel Leyco on Tuesday, May 4, stated that the conduct to reopen the Pamantasan’s Medicine, Nursing and Physical Therapy programs is hereby granted.

The certificate was given after the PLM “complied with the requirements of the Commission of Higher Education and Department of Health for the reopening of campuses of higher education institutions for limited face-to-face classes during the COVID-19 pandemic as embodied in the Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2021-001, covering the period effective this date until first semester Academic Year 2021-2022.”

In response, Pres. Leyco thanked CHED for allowing their medical students to return to “hands-on learning.”

“This will allow PLM to do its part in reinforcing the health care frontlines and ensures that our future doctors and nurses will be equipped with the proper training as they join our brave heatlh workers in healing fellow Filipinos,” President Leyco said.

The University’s faculty members then assured the public that they will conduct classes with “utmost care and protection” for their students who will return to face-to-face learning.

PLM also guaranteed that students who will fulfill rotation duty at Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center (OMMC) will be provided with RT-PCR testing and prioritization for COVID-19 vaccination.

To note, PLM started its process of applying for a clearance last February, initiating online consultations with students, parents, faculty and practicing doctors at OMMC.