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Iloilo Hospitals Reaching Full Capacity Due to COVID Cases


Iloilo hospitals are reaching full capacity due to the growing number of COVID cases. St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo released it ‘full capacity’ statement last August 19, followed by Iloilo Mission Hospital last August 21, and Western Visayas Medical Center last August 22.

“Our facilities for COVID-19 patients have reached full capacity and we can no longer accommodate new COVID cases for the time being. We kindly request those who present symptoms of the disease or who need treatment therefore to please proceed to other medical facilities for their care and management. We continue to accommodate non-COVID cases, both admitted and out-patients. An advisory shall be released as soon as we are able to admit COVID patients again,” in an advisory released by St. Paul’s Hospital of Iloilo. See full statement here.

“We would like to inform the public that we can no longer admit new COVID-19 cases since the hospital has already reached its full capacity to accommodate COVID-19 patients. Effective immediately, all patients who are suspected or confirmed to have COVID-19 infections are kindly advised to go to other health facilities for treatment and care,” excerpts from an advisory released by Iloilo Mission Hospital. See full statement here.

“Due to the increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among its health care workers, and the non-availability of beds in the various wards, the WVMC is suspending new admissions of patients both COVID-19 and Non-COVID-19 cases effective immediately until further notice. This move will give way for WVMC to conduct thorough cleaning and disinfecting of various offices. Current patients will be properly managed until all are discharged, and vacated wards will be totally decontaminated,” excerpts from an advisory released by Western Visayas Medical Center. See full statement here.

Occupancy Rate in Critical Stage

According to Dr. Jessie Glen Alonsabe, Department of Health Western Visayas Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD6) Regional Epidemiologist, the occupancy rate of COVID-19 wards and isolation wards in DOH-retained hospitals are now in critical stage. Alonsabe states in a virtual presser last Thursday, August 20.

Alonsabe reveals that WVMC has a 100 percent occupancy rate for its COVID-19 ward and 82 percent for its isolation ward. Moreover, The Don Jose S. Monfort Medical Center Extension Hospital has 61.9 percent occupancy rate for isolation ward; the Western Visayas Sanitarium has 87.5 percent occupancy rate for Covid-19 ward and 54.17 percent for its isolation ward; and the CLMMRH has 100 percent and 63.64 percent occupancy rates for its COVID-19 ward and isolation ward, respectively.

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