MANILA - The VRP Medical Center in Mandaluyong has joined Wednesday the list of hospitals that reached its full capacity for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients, even as government said there were enough beds for virus patients.
"Although we would like to continue serving our dear patients, we regret that we have reached out full capacity for COVID-19 admissions. It is our desire to fulfill our mission to provide medical care, but we must also ensure that the level of care remains uncompromised," it said.
The hospital said it would continue to provide COVID-19 tests for outpatients in its emergency room and Annex if needed.
It would also help ER patients who require admission to find another medical center where they could transfer.
Several state hospitals and at least 2 private hospitals have declared that their designated beds for COVID-19 patients were full.
Government said it would coordinate with hospitals to help with referrals and ask them to increase their number of beds for virus patients.
The Philippines as of Tuesday reported 57,545 cases of COVID-19, with 20,459 recoveries and 1,603 deaths.