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EDITORIAL - Hospitals overwhelmed, again

Some hospitals are now converting even administrative offices and conference rooms into COVID wards, according to the Department of Health......»»

Category: newsSource: philstar philstarAug 17th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Delayed benefits

With COVID infections attributed to the spread of the Delta variant still rising across the country, hospitals are not only seeing their critical care facilities becoming overwhelmed but are also feeling the acute lack of trained healthcare workers......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2021

EDITORIAL - Danger zone

Malacañang stressed yesterday that the critical health care capacity of the country remains “manageable,” as it sought to allay public fears that hospitals are becoming overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2020

Lebanon fuel tank explosion kills 28, overwhelms hospitals

A fuel tank blast in Lebanon Sunday killed 28 people and left nearly 80 others injured, authorities and medics said, scalding a crowd that was clamouring for gasoline in the crisis-hit country. The night-time tragedy in the country’s remote north overwhelmed medical facilities and heaped new misery on a nation already beset by an economic […] The post Lebanon fuel tank explosion kills 28, overwhelms hospitals appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsAug 15th, 2021

Palace: Quarantine downgrade to be based on total health

It is too early to decide on proposals to relax the restrictions in Metro Manila, Malacañang said yesterday, as it vowed to increase the available intensive care unit beds to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed with COVID patients......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 12th, 2021

Cebu City hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients

CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Andres (not his real name) had a severe headache on Friday. The 55-year-old businessman was rushed to the privately owned Cebu South Medical Center in Talisay City in southern Cebu but there were at least 30 patients ahead of him—all waiting to be accommodated in its emergency room. His family […] The post Cebu City hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2021

Cebu City to make more COVID-19 beds available to address full hospitals

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City is planning to open more beds for isolation and treatment centers as experts advised the city that the health care system has become overwhelmed. Acting Mayor Michael Rama said the city needs more beds for isolation and treatment of mild to moderate symptomatic patients of COVID-19. First and foremost, […] The post Cebu City to make more COVID-19 beds available to address full hospitals appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 28th, 2021

After being overwhelmed by COVID-19 surge, hospital referral center hires more staff

The One Hospital Command Center which refers COVID-19 patients to hospitals has hired more staff to assist in its operations, the government’s treatment czar said Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 16th, 2021

106th Malasakit Center launched in Iloilo

Senator Christopher “Bong” Go virtually attended the launch of the country’s 106th Malasakit Center at the Don Jose S. Monfort Medical Center Extension Hospital in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo on Tuesday. In his speech as a special guest, Go admitted that the country’s hospitals are overwhelmed by the number of patients seeking medical attention amid the […] The post 106th Malasakit Center launched in Iloilo appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

[STANDPOINT] Duterte Administration: Solve the Life-threatening Situation of Hospital Workers

As hospitals are overwhelmed, so are frontline health workers who take care of patients. SHAPE-UP Defeat Covid-19 urges the Duterte administration to immediately solve the life-threatening situation of hospital workers and appeals to hospital directors to report the real situation and be one with the hospital workers......»»

Category: newsSource:  davaotodayRelated NewsApr 7th, 2021

Week-long ECQ may not be enough to decongest hospitals — PHAPi

The head of a private hospitals' group on Saturday said a week-long enhanced community quarantine in Metro Manila and other areas may not be enough to decongest hospitals whose capacities have been overwhelmed by the spike in COVID-19 infections......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 27th, 2021

Several NCR hospitals overwhelmed anew

Several NCR hospitals overwhelmed anew.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsMar 13th, 2021

More asymptomatic patients in hospitals prompt DOH-7’s call for more ‘hotel-isolation’ rooms

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) is pushing for more hotels here to house asymptomatic patients if it means preventing the hospitals from being overwhelmed by patients. DOH-7 on Monday, February 22, announced they registered a slight increase in the critical care utilization rate of public and private […] The post More asymptomatic patients in hospitals prompt DOH-7’s call for more ‘hotel-isolation’ rooms appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 22nd, 2021

DOH-7 says Cebu City hospitals still far from being overwhelmed

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Hospitals here are nowhere near being overwhelmed, as far as the regional health office is concerned. The Department of Health in Central Visayas (DOH-7) disagreed with projections from the OCTA Research Group that in the next two weeks, infirmaries will be filled with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients up to 70 percent. “Our […] The post DOH-7 says Cebu City hospitals still far from being overwhelmed appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2021

Tokyo hospitals overwhelmed as virus cases hit new record

Tokyo’s hospitals are struggling to provide routine care because of a sharp spike in coronavirus cases, officials warned Thursday as new infections in the Japanese capital hit another record high. The city raised its alert level for availability of medical services to the top of a four-tier Covid-19 warning system for the first time since […] The post Tokyo hospitals overwhelmed as virus cases hit new record appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 17th, 2020

As US battles Covid-19, flu shot misinfo spreads

US health officials are pushing Americans to get vaccinated against the flu to help prevent hospitals already busy battling Covid-19 from being overwhelmed this winter, but false claims are threatening their efforts......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

With no hospital admitting him, Bacolod City councilor’s staff member dies from cardiac arrest

BACOLOD CITY –– A technical staff member of a councilor here died of cardiac arrest in his house on Sunday as hospitals in Bacolod City remained overwhelmed by the rising number of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients. Jesryl Bancaya, 33, who was in-charge of orienting returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), had a fever for nine […] The post With no hospital admitting him, Bacolod City councilor’s staff member dies from cardiac arrest appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2020

Post-blast Lebanon says hospitals nearly at COVID-19 capacity

Lebanon's health minister warned Monday that hospitals are reaching maximum capacity to treat novel coronavirus patients after the deadly Beirut blast overwhelmed clinics and triggered a spike in COVID-19 cases......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 18th, 2020

Metro Manila hospitals overwhelmed in 2 weeks?

Metro Manila hospitals overwhelmed in 2 weeks?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

DOH: Hospitals still have available COVID-19 beds

While the country’s health system is close to getting overwhelmed, the Department of Health gave assurance that there are still available hospital beds for COVID-19 patients and those with non-COVID ailments......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 30th, 2020

Madagascar hospitals overwhelmed by coronavirus surge

Hospital officials in Madagascar's capital Antananarivo say they are struggling to cope with a rush of coronavirus patients despite the distribution of a herbal drink touted as a remedy by the president......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2020