Covid-19 Philippines: Hospitals Overwhelmed

At least five major hospitals in the Philippine capital Manila have said they are full and can no longer offer the required degree of care and attention to any additional Covid-19 patients.

These top hospitals are considered well equipped in the Philippines. They are St. Luke’s Medical Center-Quezon City, De Los Santos Medical Center, St. Luke’s Medical Center-Taguig, The Medical City, Makati Medical Center and the Philippine Heart Center.

Many fear other private medical facilities will also refuse further admissions due to a lack of isolation rooms and ventilators.“Both hospitals [St. Luke’s in Quezon City and St. Luke’s in Taguig] have already exceeded maximum capacity and admitting more Covid-19 patients will seriously impact the hospital’s ability to deliver the critical level of care and attention patients need at this time,” a spokesman for St. Luke’s Medical Center said.

“We are also treating non-Covid patients on other floors and their health conditions cannot be compromised.”The Medical City announced that its workforce was overstretched as 137 of them were in quarantine due to Covid-19.

“Unless we are able to move the new patients to other hospitals, our healthcare delivery system is going to break down,” it said in a statement.

Source: UCANews

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