According to the hospital’s administration, the order not to admit PUIs in the hospital was effective immediately.
The decision was made due to the increasing number of COVID-19 positive patients admitted at The Medical City.
So far, the hospital’s officials said they have already admitted three COVID-19 patients and some PUIs.
The Medical City management acknowledged that they did not have enough workforce to treat additional coronavirus patients.
The hospital’s Emergency Room team has been assigned to refer to other private or government hospitals all patients who are confirmed positive for COVID-19 and PUIs with symptoms.
Medical City temporarily stops admitting COVID-19 PUIs
Below is the hospital’s full statement:
Due to the rising number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 that were diagnosed in The Medical City and because of DOH-mandated staffing quarantine rules, we wish to inform the community that we will temporarily stop admitting all Patients Under Investigation (PUIs), effective immediately. At the rate we are taking care of 3 confirmed cases and several admitted PUIs, currently available manpower will be unable to care for any additional patients. While our patients are our primary concern, we cannot ignore the fact that a healthy and safe workforce is imperative to sustain the level and quality of care that we provide to our currently admitted patients.
The Emergency Room team is hereby directed to transfer all confirmed COVID-19 cases and moderately symptomatic PUIs awaiting admission to other private or government hospitals as TMC is already at full capacity.