- East Avenue Medical Center or EAMC is among the list of major hospitals who are fighting against COVID-19
- A spokesperson from the local hospital has come forward to address the claims made by Arnold Clavio
- According to the doctor, bodies have indeed 'piled up' in the hallway of the hospital's morgue facility
- Moreover, the spokesperson aired his wishes and requests to the people regarding the matter
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to rise, various local hospitals have been exerting all their efforts to contain the spread of the virus in the Philippines.
On March 11, Saturday, Arnold Clavio recently made a shocking revelation after posting about a local hospital allegedly in dire need of cadaver bags.
According to Arnold's source, who is a frontliner, the bodies of the deceased patients have started to 'pile up' along the hospital's hallway.
Following this news, KAMI learned that a spokesperson from the East Avenue Medical Center or EAMC has finally come forward to address the journalist's claims.
According to the article by CNN Philippines (authored by Paolo Barcelon and Carolyn Bonquin), spokesperson Dr. Dennis Ordoña said that due to the lack of equipment in the hospital, such as freezers, bodies of the deceased have indeed 'piled up' in the hallway.
“Ang capacity lang po kasi noon is for 5 patients. Ang pinakamataas po na na-record po namin ay 20 na mga cadavers na hindi po napi-pick-up,” Dr. Ordoña said.
He also mentioned that some of the bodies in morgue have been there for at least four days, “Honestly po, may mga bangkay na po doon na nangangamoy na. Umaabot na din po admittedly yung amoy sa ibang areas po ng hospital.”
Ordoña also confirmed that the hospital Arnold was referring to in his online posts was EAMC.
However, Ordoña refuted the claim from Arnold's source who mentioned that the bodies were piled up in the hospital's hallway as he clarified that the bodies were piled up at the morgue facility of the hospital which is a separate building from the main hospital.
Ordoña also revealed that as of Saturday, at 4 p.m., 6 bodies are yet to be collected in the morgue.
Furthermore, Ordoña also expressed his wishes and requests to the people regarding the matter, "Sa ngayon po, ang maihihingi lang po namin is suporta mula po sa lahat ng mga Pilipino, whether private po ito or government.
"Kami naman po sa East Avenue ay hindi aatras, hindi po kami titigil na magserbisyo."
As reported earlier by KAMI, the Department of Health finally released a statement regarding the controversial Instagram post of Arnold Clavio. In his online post, Arnold revealed the "true" state of COVID-19 patients in a local hospital.
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