Mandaluyong Public Hospital at 87% of its capacity

MANILA, Philippines – The only public hospital in the city of Mandaluyong has reached a critical level in terms of bed capacity for COVID-19 patients, Mayor Carmelita Abalos said yesterday.

Abalos said in a text message that 49 or about 87 percent of the 56 COVID-19 beds at Mandaluyong City Medical Center are already occupied.

There were only six COVID-19 patients in the hospital when Abalos launched their primary healthcare vaccination two weeks ago.

There are at least 565 active cases of COVID-19 in Mandaluyong. The barangays with the highest number of cases are Highway Hills with 70; Barangka Ilaya, 64 years old; Plainview, 56; and Hulo, 52 years old.

In the city of San Juan, its public hospital is already 55.6% occupied.

Local government data indicates that 25 of the 45 COVID-19 beds at the San Juan Medical Center already have patients.

The city’s two isolation centers, the Kalinga Center and the San Juan Juan National High School, are 81.2% and 19.4% occupied, respectively.

The local government plans to open a new quarantine facility to accommodate more patients.

There are at least 285 active cases of COVID-19 in San Juan.

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