Pasay public hospital’s COVID-19 beds are full

MANILA, Philippines – Beds for COVID-19 patients at Pasay City General Hospital (PCGH) are now full, the hospital chief said yesterday.

In a statement, PCGH official Dr John de Gracia said all eight intensive care unit beds and the 28 regular beds for COVID-19 patients are occupied.

He noted that 12 of the 20 beds in the COVID-19 transition rooms are in use.

“There are still six confirmed cases in the COVID-19 transition service awaiting transfer to our confirmed COVID service,” De Gracia said, adding that there were still five probable cases in the emergency room. hospital awaiting admission to the PCGH transition service.

He also said some hospital workers are only given makeshift beds so they “won’t use beds for regular patients.”

As of Monday, De Gracia said 15 PCGH frontliners have tested positive for COVID-19.

Taguig hospital is approaching its reception capacity

Also yesterday, the Taguig-Pateros district hospital approached its capacity, with 79 beds out of 100 occupied.

The city government said that while Metro Manila recorded a daily average of 169 active cases out of a population of 100,000, Taguig had only recorded 30 active cases.

Mayor Lino Cayetano has vowed that the city government will strengthen its testing and contact tracing capabilities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Health centers in the city’s 28 barangays have started performing COVID-19 swab tests twice a week, where residents can contact them for scheduling, he said.

Drive-through COVID testing at Bonifacio Global City and the Lakeshore facility in Barangay Lower Bicutan every Wednesday and Friday and the “park ‘n test” program at the Vista Mall parking lot every Monday would continue, Cayetano said.

As of Friday, Taguig had recorded a total of 13,728 confirmed cases with 13,297 recoveries, 185 deaths and 300 active cases.

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