Pasay City hospital hits full capacity, can no longer accept COVID patients

Published August 18, 2021, 10:20 AM

by Jean Fernando

Pasay City’s lone pubic hospital, the Pasay City General Hospital (PCGH), can no longer accept patients afflicted with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) after it reached its full capacity.

Based on the memorandum order of Dr. John Victor De Gracia, PCGH officer-in-charge, the hospital’s COVID-19 wards, Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and isolation beds reached full capacity on Tuesday night.

De Gracia said that the hospital reaching its full capacity will pose a problem and it cannot go beyond it in managing COVID-19 patients as this may compromise services for non-COVID-19 patients. 

He advised COVID-19 cases to be referred to other medical institutions for further management.

De Gracia assured that he will be giving updates on the hospital’s status on COVID-19 bed occupancy and send out an advisory if it can again accept COVID-19 patients.

The hospital is still accepting non-COVID-19 patients.

He advised COVID-19 patients looking for referrals to coordinate with One Hospital Command Center at telephone number 09199773333, 09157777777 and 0288650500.