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Bicol Covid-19 referral hospital reaches full capacity

By Mar Serrano and Connie Calipay LEGAZPI CITY – The Bicol Medical Center (BMC) in Naga City announced on Saturday that its Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and isolation wards for patients infected with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) are now “under full capacity.” In a statement, BMC spokesperson Mylce Mella said, for this reason, they were […].....»»

Category: newsSource: bicolperyodiko bicolperyodikoJun 21st, 2021

Lung Center reaches full capacity; cases near 800,000

As COVID-19 cases in the country push to 800,000, another government hospital the Lung Center of the Philippines declared it has reached full capacity for patients of this pandemic......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 4th, 2021

QCGH reaches full COVID capacity

The government-run Quezon City General Hospital on Saturday reported it had reached its COVID-19 capacity as from March 9 but said it would still admit walk-in non-COVID patients with a set of protocols......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMar 13th, 2021

Manila hospital reaches full capacity

The Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital in Manila has stopped admitting non-COVID-19 patients after reaching full capacity......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 11th, 2020

Lung Center’s COVID-19 unit reaches full capacity

The intensive care unit dedicated for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at the Lung Center of the Philippines has already reached its full capacity as of Wednesday. Dr. Norberto Francisco, the facility’s spokesman, said that the isolation beds and the isolation wings of the Lung Center, which serve as the Department of Health’s referral center for […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJul 15th, 2020

& lsquo;Hospitals near full capacity& rsquo;

All areas in Metro Manila are now classified as either high-risk or critical risk for COVID-19, the Department of Health said Friday as the disease continued to spread and hospital beds filled up, and the country hit a four-month high in both the number of new infections and active cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 14th, 2021

COVID-19 ICU at full capacity, admissions hit two-month high in PGH

The Philippine General Hospital is feeling the pinch of the latest surge in COVID-19 cases, with its intensive care unit for COVID-19 patients reaching full capacity and admissions of coronavirus patients hitting a two-month high......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 7th, 2021

We barely have enough : ICU beds for COVID-19 patients almost full in PGH

The Philippine General Hospital said it is nearing full capacity for COVID-19 patients admitted in its intensive care unit......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 4th, 2021

Cental Mindanao s main COVID-19 facility reaches full capacity, runs low on oxygen

Isolation wards in central Mindanao’s main COVID-19 treatment facility are now full and their supply of oxygen is now running out, the center announced Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 8th, 2021

PGH logs five COVID deaths daily, hospital& rsquo;s capacity full

About five COVID-19 patients have died each day at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) for the last three weeks, its spokesman Dr. Jonas del Rosario said Wednesday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2021

Lipa City hospital at full capacity for COVID-19 patients

Outpatient and emergency rooms, meanwhile, will remain open for initial management of COVID and non-COVID patients......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 17th, 2021

Binay: Makati’s hospital beds full

Hospital beds for COVID-19 patients in Makati are at full capacity due to the rising number of infections in the city, Mayor Abby Binay reported yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 15th, 2021

Cebu COVID-19 cases rising; hospitals near full capacity

Experts warned yesterday that the hospital bed capacity in Cebu City could reach the critical level of 70 percent in two weeks as the number of coronavirus diseases 2019 or COVID-19 cases continues to rise......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2021

David: Gov’t efforts vs COVID-19 ‘working’ but MM not yet ready for MGCQ

The University of the Philippines (UP) OCTA Research said government’s effort in fighting the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is proving to be effective that has resulted in the decline in new infections. Commuters inside an e-trike wears face shield as DOTr requires the use of face shield when riding public transport (JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN) But the UP experts are not recommending that Metro Manila be placed under modified general community quarantine (MGCQ) after the lapse of GCQ on August 31. Despite reverting to a more relaxed lockdown, Dr. Guido David in an interview over DzBB Saturday said that the flattening of the curve is still achievable. “Sa ngayon, hindi pa naman namin nakikitang tumataas [ang cases], kaya optimistic naman kami na itong GCQ (general community quarantine) baka iba na sya sa GCQ dati kasi mas maingat na tayo ngayon (So far, we haven’t seen the cases rise that is why we are optimistic that this GCQ is different from the previous one because the people now are more careful,” David said. He cited the mandatory wearing of face shield in malls, offices, and public transportation as an effective measure to curb the spread of the virus. David also lauded the country’s “improving” contact tracing, isolation of probable cases, and increased testing capacity. “Yung contact tracing natin pinapaganda na natin, yung isolation and treatment, may lapses tayo dati dyan sa implementation, ngayon mukhang naayos na natin yan. Yung testing, nag-increase pa. Yung local government, baka mas proactive na sila ngayon sa pag manage ng localized lockdowns (Our contact tracing has improved. We seem to have fixed our lapses in implementing isolation and treatment. The testing has increased too. Our local government units are more proactive now in managing localized lockdowns),” he added. “Sa Cebu nung nag-GCQ na ulit sila, hindi naman tumaas ang bilang ng kaso. Parang natuto na sila at siguro nasanay na dun sa new normal, kaya patuloy pa ring pagbaba yung kaso. Yung Cebu, as an example, 300 cases sila per day nung nag-ECQ sila, tapos bumaba na. Ngayon nakaka-80 cases na lang sila per day. So yun yung inaasahan natin sa Metro Manila (In Cebu, when they were placed under GCQ again, their daily cases did not increase. Perhaps they already learned their lesson and have gotten used to the new normal so their cases continue to decrease. Cebu used to have 300 cases per day when they were placed under ECQ. Now they only have 80 cases daily. And that’s what we’re expecting in Metro Manila),” David said. Earlier, the research group said that flattening of the COVID-19 curve is “possible” by end of August to September because the virus reproductive rate is going down from 1.5 to 1.1. However, David noted that UP OCTA team still would not recommend Metro Manila to shift to moderate general community quarantine (MGCQ). “Hindi natin mare-recommend yan kasi puno pa rin yung mga hospital natin para makapag-MGCQ tayo. Obserbahan muna natin (We’re not recommending MGCQ because our hospitals are still full. We should observe first),” he said. “Buti nang ma-retain tayo ng GCQ tapos hintayin natin na bumaba pa yung bilang ng kaso, kahit mapababa natin ng 2,000-1,000 cases per day, tsaka tayo mag-open ng iba pang economic sectors (It would be better for us to retain the GCQ status and wait for the number of new cases to decrease, let’s say 2,000-1,000 cases per day, then we can open other economic sectors),” David added......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 29th, 2020

Upgrading of Eastern Samar hospital proposed in Congress

Eastern Samar lone district Rep. Maria Fe Abunda wants to convert the Eastern Samar Provincial Hospital in Bolognan, Samar into the Eastern Samar Medical Center and increase its ability to respond to growing health concerns. MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO Abunda filed House No. 7074 to call for efficient healthcare system, and modernization of hospitals, especially those located in far-flung provinces such as Eastern Samar. “It is imperative that the Eastern Samar Provincial Hospital be upgraded into a Tertiary Level III Regional Hospital. The province of Eastern Samar is home to roughly 467, 160 estehanons whose medical needs have to be met,” she said. The neophyte lawmaker said the COVID-19 pandemic exposed the lack of medical equipment and supplies in their provincial hospital, making it imperative for the proposed conversion to increase its bed capacity to 30 and upgrade its facilities and augment the number of personnel in the hospital to be able to cater to the needs of the people of Samar. “There is not a single ventilator nor is there a dialysis machine that is available in the provincial hospital or any other hospital within the province of Eastern Samar. Many of the residents of Eastern Samar would have to travel at least four hours to Tacloban, Leyte to receive the appropriate and necessary healthcare,” Abunda said. It also aims to provide affordable tertiary health care and the necessary medical equipment such as but not limited to ventilators, dialysis machines, medicines, and X-rays. The bill also seeks to provide teaching, training, and research facilities for students in nursing, and medicine and other health professions in the province of Samar. It provides that the proposed Eastern Samar Medical Center shall be under the full administrative and technical supervision, control and management of the Department of Health (DOH). The bill tasks the DOH to issue the implementing rules and regulations of the proposed Act......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

New cases still rising; 4th hospital urges patients to seek care elsewhere

Health officials reported 2,103 additional COVID-19 cases Friday, as a fourth major Metro Manila hospital, Asian Hospital, said its emergency room was at full capacity and advised patients to seek medical care elsewhere......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 24th, 2020

St. Luke s, Makati Med can no longer take in COVID-19 patients

"We wish to inform the public that St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City (SLMC-QC) and Global City (SLMC-GC) have reached full capacity of allocated COVID-19 intensive care unit (ICU) beds as of today, July 13," the hospital management said in a statement. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 13th, 2020

Lapu-Lapu City Hospital runs out of COVID-19 beds

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — The Lapu-Lapu City Hospital (LLCH) has already exceeded its capacity for its Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) beds. Dr. Ronald Oporto, chief administrative officer of LLCH, said that the hospital has only 12 COVID-19 dedicated beds. But as of August 19, 2021, there are already 49 COVID-19 positive patients admitted there. “Sa 49 […] The post Lapu-Lapu City Hospital runs out of COVID-19 beds appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Muntinlupa public hospital overcrowded

The Ospital ng Muntinlupa is now beyond full capacity, with 237 patients occupying 206 beds as of Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 17th, 2021

PGH restricts non-COVID admissions as patient count reaches record high

Dr. Jonas del Rosario said the Philippine General Hospital can only admit those with "life and limb threatening" emergencies in the meantime......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

The Medical City reports full capacity of COVID-19 floors, ER, ICU units

The Medical City on Monday night announced that its COVID-19 floors, Emergency Room and Intensive Care Units hit full capacity amid a sharp increase in new coronavirus cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 10th, 2021