The National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) said it reached full capacity for its COVID-19 patients and is limiting admission at its emergency room (ER).
“Right now, we are in full capacity of our COVID-19 in hospital beds and five tents, with more than 50 patients at the ER,” the NKTI said in a statement on Sunday, August 8.
“We have to limit our admission at the ER to emergency/urgent/ renal cases only. Other cases may have to be transferred to other hospitals,” it added.
The NKTI said it opened its gym for leptospirosis patients, while other facilities were converted for confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases.
“Starting tomorrow, Monday, August 9, we shall further decrease our Internal Medicine and Nephrology outpatient consults. We need to reassign our medical and nursing staff to where they are most needed,” it said.
“Our surgeries are confined only to those which have been previously scheduled in the next two weeks and for patients who are already in the hospital, so as not to compromise our patients,” it added.
It also urged the “public and other colleagues in the medical field to please bear with us and possibly to channel your patients to where they can be managed accordingly.”