St. Luke's Medical Center says still capable to accept COVID-19 patients


Posted at Jul 07 2020 01:32 PM

MANILA - St. Luke's Medical Center on Tuesday said it remained able to accept patients with COVID-19 and other illnesses, as it belied reports that it was already in full capacity.

Its hospitals in Bonifacio Global City and Quezon City have 70 percent admission for COVID-19 cases based on the designated number of beds for virus patients, St. Luke's said in a statement.

"In spite of the number of positive cases continuing to rise, our hospitals remain fully equipped in handling any medical concern," it said.

"Both SLMC in Global City and Quezon City still have the capacity to handle COVID-19 related cases, including non-COVID cases."

The hospital urged the public to verify information first before sharing it on social media to prevent the spread of fake news during the pandemic.

The Philippines as of Monday reported 46,333 cases of COVID-19, with 12,185 recoveries and 1,303 deaths.