With the rising number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Philippines, our hospitals are starting to have a hard time keeping up with the influx of people. Today, several hospitals have posted announcements that they are no longer capable of accepting COVID-19 patients for confinement.
Both branches of St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City and in Bonifacio Global City have already exceeded maximum capacity for COVID-19 patients. As of posting, St. Luke’s is currently caring for 49 confirmed cases, 139 patients under investigation, and 592 frontline healthcare workers who are on quarantine. Read their full statement below:
Makati Medical Center also posted a similar statement, announcing that they have now reached full capacity. They share that ever since the outbreak started, they have already attended to over 700 patients suspected to have COVID-19, even expanding its physical and manpower capability to admit more patients, hiring new recruits, and closing certain areas to augment workforce in other vital units.
As of posting, MMC is taking care of almost 70 in-patients, including several frontliners. Read their full statement below:
St. Luke’s urges everybody to practice personal preventive measures to stop the spread of COVID-19. “Please help us flatten the curve by staying at home,” they say as a reminder. “Protecting ourselves means protecting the health of our loved ones, as well.”
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