The 2 hospitals in Iloilo will not accept the patient for now after some doctors and nurses tested positive for COVID-19.
In the advisory released Monday, Ramon D. Duremdes District Hospital in Dumangas town will temporarily not accept the patient.
The hospital’s outpatient department and animal bite treatment center are also closed until September 19.
According to the Iloilo Provincial Government, 3 doctors and 7 nurses were infected with the virus. As a result, hospital authorities immediately carried out disinfection.
Contact tracing has also been performed on the close contacts of those who test positive for the virus.
Outpatient consultation services and emergency admissions at Iloilo Doctors’ Hospital were also suspended after COVID-19 infected some nurses.
This is according to the letter sent by the hospital to the office of Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas Monday.
There is no date yet when patients will be admitted again to Iloilo Doctors’ Hospital in Molo, Iloilo City.
“We will do our best to resume our regular operations as soon as we can complete the required number of nurses for this area,” the hospital said.
COVID-19 wards of 3 hospitals in Manila full
The COVID-19 wards of hospitals in Manila are almost full, according to data from the city’s public information office Monday.
The occupancy rate in COVID beds in 6 district hospitals in the city is already 73%, but 3 of them are already more than 100% and have announced that they are at a critical level.
In August, Gat Andrew Bonifacio Medical Center reached a critical level, and their emergency room was only open for urgent cases.
On Monday, Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital also announced that their emergency room and holding tents were full.
To admit new patients, those currently admitted must first be released.
At Ospital ng Sampaloc, their occupancy rate is already at 110%.
Of the 40 beds reserved for COVID cases, 44 patients are now used in such facilities.
Dr. Aileen Lacsamana, director of the Sampaloc Hospital, said they will no longer accept COVID cases.
But OSSAM is still able to admit non-COVID patients.
Pediatric cases are also referred to maternity first, while they still have many COVID patients.