Asian Hospital declares ER 'full capacity', can no longer accept patients

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 24 2020 01:09 AM

MANILA - The Asian Hospital and Medical Center on Thursday announced that its emergency room has reached "full capacity" due to the number of patients being admitted.

"As much as we would like to accommodate all patients, our quality of care may be compromised. Thus, we are advising our patients to seek urgent care in other institutions in the meantime," the Ayala Alabang hospital said in a statement.

It did not mention the illness of its current patients in the emergency room.

This month, 3 major hospitals in Metro Manila declared they reached full capacity for the treating coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

St. Luke's Medical Center in Quezon City and Bonifacio Global City in Taguig had urged the public to bring suspected cases to alternative medical centers.

The Philippine General Hospital also confirmed it could no longer accept critically ill coronavirus patients from other health facilities because its beds were almost full.