Medical City raises red flag as it reaches full capacity for COVID patients

Medical City raises red flag as it reaches full capacity for COVID patients

- The Medical City in Pasig has reached full capacity for COVID-19 patients

- It made the announcement along with a declaration that it can no longer accept additional COVID-19 patients

- The hospital is attending to 100 COVID-19 patients, wherein 84 of them are suffering from a moderate case while 16 are in the intensive care

- All the beds are fully occupied and the hospital is asking for understanding because they could not afford an additional patient to wait at the ER

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The Medical City in Pasig sadly made an announcement through Dr. Rafael Claudio that it has reached full capacity for COVID-19 patients.

Wala nang lugar! Medical City raises red flag as it reaches full capacity for COVID patients
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In ABS-CBN News' report, the doctor revealed that the hospital currently has around 100 COVID-19 patients. While 84 are considered as moderate case, the 16 are in the intensive care.

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As of Monday, March 22, there were 20 patients who were waiting in the emergency room.

Accordingly, the hospital has 120 beds allocated for COVID-19 patients. This number makes up for 26% of the total capacity of the hospital.

Due to the overwhelming number, the doctor appeals to the public to understand since they could no longer afford to have patients wait in the emergency area.

Along with the appeal, he also requested for the public to make use of other hospitals under the One Hospital Command.

Medical City president and CEO Eugenio Jose Ramos said that the hospital is in a state of "overcapacity." Its 137 staff are already in quarantine, Rappler reported.

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The Medical City (TMC), is considered the largest healthcare network in the Philippines. It is composed of one flagship complex, along with four provincial hospitals. It also has over 50 clinics in Metro Manila and in a number of select provinces in the country.

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