Chinese General Hospital will no longer admit COVID-19 patients

Published July 6, 2020, 1:01 PM

by Gabriela Baron

Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center (CGHMC) will no longer admit COVID-19 patients after reaching full capacity.

According to its latest memorandum, posted by National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 adviser Dr. Teddy Herbosa, CGHMC’s COVID wards are “running at full capacity with more severe cases than those seen last March.”

“This has a palpable impact on our residents and running manpower with deleterious effects on their physical and mental health and residency training,” the memorandum read.

CGHMC added that walk-in suspected cases will be advised and referred to other hospitals.

“At the ER level, the suspect patients are requested a rapid PCR test as negative patients will be admitted while COVID positive patients will be referred to the appropriate institution,” it added.

Limiting the admitted COVID-19 patients to a manageable level, according to the hospital’s Office of the Medical Director, will ensure the delivery of healthcare expected of the institution while protecting CGHMC’s medical manpower and resources.

Meanwhile, DzBB reported on Monday (July 6) that CGHMC is now preparing to open another ward to accommodate new COVID-19 patients.