- St. Luke's Medical Center issued an advisory to the public stating that it is no longer accepting COVID-19 patients
- They issued the public advisory on Tuesday, March 24, 2020
- The advisory stated that if they would accept more patients, it will seriously impact their ability to deliver critical care and attention
- Both hospitals in Quezon City and in Global City are no longer accepting COVID-19 patients
St. Luke's Medical Center has issued an important public advisory on Tuesday, March 24.
The hospital emphasized that it could no longer accept more COVID-19 patients, as per GMA's report.
In the advisory, St. Luke's mentioned that at the current time, they have already exceeded their maximum capacity and if they would accept more, it will seriously impact their ability to provide patients with critical attention and care.
They explained that they also have other non-COVID-19 patients on other floors.
As of the moment, the two hospitals have 48 confirmed COVID-19 patients in all and 139 patients under investigation.
They have 592 frontline healthcare staff who are in quarantine, as reported by ABS-CBN.
Despite this grim news, Manila Bulletin reported that St. Luke's promises to provide outpatient COVID-19 testing.
Their emergency rooms would also be accommodating patients for outpatient medical services 24/7.
In a previous report by KAMI, doctors have died after being infected by COVID-19. They are among the frontliners who attend to the patients rushing to hospitals amid pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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