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Chile: Only 35 beds are available for the intensive care unit in Santiago and the occupancy rate is 99%

Health workers care for a patient infected with the COVID-19 virus, in the intensive care unit of the Clinical Hospital of the University of Chile.....»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJun 3rd, 2021

NCR hospitals & lsquo;at critical level& rsquo; even as infection rate declines

The Department of Health said Tuesday that intensive care unit (ICU) beds in 14 out of 21 hospitals in Metro Manila was at a "critical" level or "almost 100 percent.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Bicol demand for ICU beds at critical level; NCR low risk& mdash;DOH, OCTA

Intensive care unit (ICU) beds in the Bicol region are filling up fast even as their usage in Metro Manila has declined, treatment czar and Health Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega said Friday......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2021

Hospital ICUs in six cities fully utilized, Duque tells lawmakers

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, replying to questions at a congressional hearing Friday, disclosed that six cities which he did not identify had reached 100 percent intensive care unit (ICU) utilization rate......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 17th, 2021

St Luke’s, Makati Med declare full capacity of COVID-19 beds

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – At least 4 Metro Manila hospitals announced on Monday, July 13, that they had reached full capacity of allocated COVID-19 beds, particularly in the intensive care unit, as cases of the disease continue to rise in the country.  St Luke's Medical Center  In a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 26th, 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

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

Roger Gorayeb: A coach s role is also to be a father

Coaching a collegiate team especially in women's volleyball is never an easy job. For Roger Gorayeb, being a mentor to kids in their teens goes beyond the call of duty inside the court. You play the role of both a coach and a second father. What they will become in the future -- a continuing career in the sport or on a different endeavor -- the knowledge a coach will impart on them will be their guide in their chosen paths. The multi-titled mentor has been coaching since 1984. He has a wealth of experience dealing with different personalities and has touched a lot of lives in his almost four decades in the industry. What he cherishes the most is not the number of titles, accolades or success his players collected under his watch, but what these players or what he likes to call his ‘children’ have become. “Ang dami na ng mga players (na na-handle ko). Dadaan sila sa buhay mo tapos nakikita mo kung ano ang nagiging future nila maganda naman. Siyempre natutuwa ako,” said the 59-year-old coach. Gorayeb played a big role in the careers and lives of his players from San Sebastian College, Ateneo de Manila University and National University. Alyssa Valdez, Grethcel Soltones, Jaja Santiago, Jasmine Nabor, the Ateneo Fab Five of Gretchen Ho, Fille Cainglet- Cayetano, Dzi Gervacio, Jem Ferrer and A Nacachi are just some of the stars that saw their collegiate careers take flight under his tutelage.  “Masaya at masarap sa feeling,” Gorayeb told ABS-CBN Sports as he tried to put into words the satisfaction he feels while doing his passion to coach. On court he is a strict mentor, serious, all-business, but beyond that he is a father-figure to his players. “Kapag may laro o ensayo volleyball lang talaga kami. Pero after n’yan yung aming relationship 'di na coach at player,” said the PLDT coach in the Philippine Superliga. “Kapag may problema sila magsasabi na sila sa akin. Dun mo malalaman kasi kung mayroon silang hinainng sa buhay, mga times na gusto nilang humingi ng tulong sa’yo. Yung mga simpleng ‘Coach pwedeng makahingi ng pamasahe, pambili ng ganito.’ Kasi during training di mo naman malalaman yan eh.” “Mapaghihiwalay mo talaga (ang pagiging coach at tatay sa kanila), sa akin kasi ewan ko sa iba, pero ako kahit pagalitan ko ang player during the ensayo, after ng ensayo wala na. Parang barkada na lang,” added the former women’s national team mentor. “Sa bonding ninyo mapaghihiwalay mo yung pagiging player at pagiging tao ng player mo mismo. Kaya lalong nagiging deep-rooted ang aming relationship. “Sa totoo lang 'yung mga napahirapan ko sa ensayo, ‘yan pa ang nagiging close sa akin. Minsan naiisip ko nga na magsisi na, ‘Bakit napahirapan kita noon tapos ang bait-bait mo sa akin ngayon. Dati pinahirapan kita.’ Pero doon kasi sila natututo. Nagi-struggle sila tapos malalampasan nila,” said Gorayeb. Last year when Gorayeb was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, the players that he guided during their collegiate careers never left his side. “Tulad nu’ng nangyari sa akin tapos ‘yung mga dati kong player mapa-Ateneo, mapa-Baste nandyan sila para sa’yo. Bumibisita sila sa ospital,” he said. “Parang dun ko nakita na marami pala akong na-touch na buhay ng bata di lang sa paglalaro. Yung during the course of that five years na pag-stay nila namin bilang player at coach malalim ang nagiging ugat ng relationship.” “Nandyan sila sa’yo sa oras ng pangangailangan mo. Maski yung mga di mo madalas nakikita. Dyan mo malalaman na naging malaking part ako sa buhay nila kahit limang taon lang na magkakasama.” Their presence and prayers along with his family, according to Gorayeb, were his strength during that difficult time. “Itong nagkasakit ako ang daming nagbabantay sa akin, ‘yung mga taga-Ateneo ‘yan sina Gretchen, hindi umalis sa tabi ko. Yung mga players ko sa San Sebastian na dati pa kasi inaanak ko na ang mga anak nila. Araw-araw nasa ospital, na-witness nila yung nangyari sa akin,” said Gorayeb, who is still undergoing chemotherapy. He’s thankful for all the efforts his players did to help especially the fund-raising concert they organized last November for him. “Dumating si Mr. Tony Liao nu’ng umaga (sa intensive care unit) sinabi niya na, ‘O Roger alam mo ba ito, mayroong mamaya yung mga player naggawa sila ng concert sa’yo.’ So naiyak na lang ako noon kasi wala akong boses di ako makapagsalita,” he said. “Parang inaano lang ako ni Sir Tony na, ‘Lakasan mo lang ang loob mo. Yung mga players mo gumagawa lang ng paraan para lumakas ka.’ Yung mga ganoong tipo ba.” “Doon nag-sink in sa akin na lahat pala sila concerned sa akin kahit na di na sila naglalaro sa akin. Nakakatuwa kasi yun yung time na sabi ko di dapat ako mawalan ng pag-asa at kailangang suklian ko ang effort nila na ginagawa,” added Gorayeb. Now with just two chemo sessions left and a few tests to assure that his cancer-free, Gorayeb is looking forward on his return to coaching. He wants to resume his mission. “’Di pa ako magreretiro sa pagko-coach kasi ang mga bata nandyan pa. Marami pa akong dapat tulungan,” said Gorayeb. “Ako nagsusumikap na gumaling kaagad para marami pang matulungan.” “Masama man sabihin, pero kamatayan na lang ang magpapatigil sa akin sa mga ginagawa ko. Iba pa rin ang may tulong ka na maibibigay sa mga bata,” he added. Gorayeb vows that he will continue to be a father – both inside and outside of the court. For more on the improved conditon of Roger Gorayeb, read here.  --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriless.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 21st, 2020

& lsquo;NCR cases on flat trend but ICUs in Davao, Iloilo at risk& rsquo;

The COVID-19 infection rate in the Philippines is already “generally” on a flat trend, the OCTA Research Group has said, but warned intensive care units in Davao and Iloilo are currently at risk of being overloaded......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 5th, 2021

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:  bicolperyodikoRelated NewsJun 21st, 2021

Proprietary schools: Surviving COVID-19 and the ‘BIR-21 variant’

Unless Congress, the courts or Malacañang will come to their aid against BIR RR No. 5-2021, most proprietary schools that are now financially in the “Intensive Care Unit” due to the present pandemic will certainly fold up and cease operations......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 20th, 2021

Visayas a & lsquo;serious concern& rsquo;

While COVID-19 infections are slowing down in Mindanao, Western Visayas is a serious concern as cases are rising there and hospital beds in intensive care units are filling up, an independent research group tracking the pandemic said Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJun 10th, 2021

Police captain latest pandemic victim

Another member of the Philippine National Police died of Covid-19 Monday, the PNP health service said. The 66th fatality was a 52-year old policeman currently assigned in Zamboanga City. He was tested positive last 1 May and was immediately brought to hospital. On 18 May, he was transferred to intensive care unit due to difficulty […] The post Police captain latest pandemic victim appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 31st, 2021

Economy on the mend but still weak

The Philippine economy has moved out of the intensive care unit to a recovery room. Its full recuperation will now hinge on the pace of the vaccine rollout and the easing of quarantine restrictions that are hampering businesses and preventing people from spending their money......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsMay 15th, 2021

Cebu City’s critical care hospital occupancy rate drops to 8.9 %

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) situation continues to improve with the health care system finally feeling the improvement. For the first time since the peak of the pandemic, the city’s critical care hospital occupancy rate has dropped to 8.9 percent, after weeks of continuous drops in new cases. This means […] The post Cebu City’s critical care hospital occupancy rate drops to 8.9 % appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 12th, 2021

Charee Pineda napaiyak sa ‘Bawal Judgmental’ ng Eat Bulaga

NAPAIYAK ang actress-politician na si Charee Pineda habang nagkukuwento tungkol sa naging karanasan niya nang isilang ang panganay na si Martell Francesco Soledad. Premature kasi ang baby ni Charee kaya kinailangan nitong manatili sa Neonatal Intensive Care Unit sa loob ng dalawang linggo. Kuwento ng aktres, ipinanganak niya si Baby Martell noong November, 2020, ilang linggo […] The post Charee Pineda napaiyak sa ‘Bawal Judgmental’ ng Eat Bulaga appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 10th, 2021

Erap back to ICU after lung infection, not COVID& mdash;son

Former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada was returned to a hospital intensive care unit (ICU) due to a lung infection following a bout with COVID-19, his son, former senator Jinggoy Estrada, said Friday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 17th, 2021

Erap returns to ICU after suffering slight setback — Jinggoy

Former President Joseph Estrada was moved back into an intensive care unit on Thursday night after suffering a "slight set back", his son and former senator Jinggoy said. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 16th, 2021

Erap out of ICU after recovering from COVID-19

Former president Joseph Estrada was transferred to a regular room after nine days in the intensive care unit due to severe pneumonia caused by COVID-19, his son, Jinggoy Estrada, said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 14th, 2021

Erap sedated, moved to ICU – Jinggoy

Former president and Manila mayor Joseph Estrada has been transferred to the intensive care unit, according to his son and former senator Jinggoy Estrada......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 6th, 2021

San Pablo HCWs receive first Laguna COVID-19 jab

San Pablo City District Hospital OIC Chief, Dr. Edgar Palacol, Intensive Care Unit nurse Marvic Umali, provincial pathologist Dr. Imelda Palacol, and Department of Surgery head, Dr. Francis Ravera.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsMar 8th, 2021