Medical City beds for coronavirus patients are full


Posted at Jul 15 2020 08:30 AM

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The Medical City said Wednesday its beds for patients with the novel coronavirus are full, adding to the list of hospitals whose resources had been stretched by the pandemic.

The hospital has 90 beds for COVID-19 patients, including 16 beds at the intensive care unit, said chief medical officer Dr. Rafael Claudio.

"Kasalukuyang masasabing kami ay puno pagdating sa mga bed capacity na nakalaan para sa COVID patients," he told ABS-CBN's TeleRadyo.

(Our bed capacity allocated for COVID patients is currently full.)

"Maaaring magdagdag kami ng mga kama para sa mga may sakit na COVID pero ang pinaka-critical ay kung maa-accommodate namin kung saka-sakaling sila'y magkaroon ng serious na kritikal na kalagayan na kailangan ilagay sa ICU," he added.

(We can add more beds for those with COVID, but the critical issue is whether or not we can accommodate them if their condition gets serious, critical, and they need the ICU.)

In March and April, some patients had to stay at the emergency room due to bed shortage, he said.

It is difficult to transfer patients to other hospitals because many are also full, said the doctor.

Watch his full interview here.

TeleRadyo, July 15, 2020