The Pasay City General Hospital PCGH) will no longer accept patients afflicted with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) starting March 27.
According to PCGH, beds for patients infected with the virus at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), emergency room, and COVID-19 ward have already reached full capacity.
Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano wanted all doctors and nurses to focus their attention on treating patients afflicted with the dreaded disease. Rubiano said the city recorded a total of 986 active cases and 162 new cases.
Dr. John Victor De Gracia, PCGH officer-in-charge, said that as of 12 noon, the ICU’s eight beds and 28 regular beds for COVID-19 confirmed patients are fully occupied.
De Gracia said that 12 patients are occupying the hospital’s COVID-19 transition room and is at 60 percent capacity.
He said that there are still six confirmed cases at the COVID-19 transition wards waiting to be transferred to confirmed wards. Five probable patients at the emergency room are also waiting for transfer to transition ward.
“Talagang saturated na ang ospital ng mga positive patients. Ang mga empleyado ko ginawan ko na lang ng ilang beds para ma-accommodate sila na hindi kasama ng mga beds for regular patients (The hospital is already saturated. I only added few beds to accommodate our employees who were also suffering from the disease), De Gracia said.
On March 26, De Gracia reported that a total of 15 employees at the hospital were afflicted with COVID-19.
De Gracia said the two doctors including him, four nurses, four nursing aides, one medical technologist, one pharmacist, and three administrative personnel were infected with the virus.