The Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Muntinlupa has reached full bed capacity amid the surge in the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the National Capital Region (NCR), its medical chief said Tuesday, Aug. 17.
“The occupancy of our COVID-19 beds, both the regular rooms and critical beds, is already at 100 percent. It has been like that for more than a week, no movement,” Dr. Jose Acuin said in an interview with TeleRadyo.
Acuin said the hospital already dedicated a portion of their emergency room (ER) to COVID-19 patients.
“Those who need to be admitted in our intensive care unit are staying in our ER,” he added.
Acuin noted that COVID-19 patients who only manifest mild and moderate symptoms are instead advised to isolate and recuperate at home.
“We no longer accept mild and moderate cases, we instead offer home care for them. Those with severe symptoms and critical patients are advised to go to other hospitals if we no longer have rooms for them anymore,” he said.
Around 84 percent of the hospital’s COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated, according to Acuin.
“We’ve had seven deaths and all of them are unvaccinated. The other one who was vaccinated, unfortunately, less than two weeks after his second dose, had COVID, so you would presume that the protection was not that much.”
Acuin said the vaccinated patient who died was an 81-year-old male with “lots of co-morbidities.”
“Vaccination impacts the mortality of patients.”