At the peak of the Philippines’ recent surge in coronavirus cases, the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) saw its wards and intensive care units completely filled with patients needing care.
The country’s premier public hospital, which became one of several main COVID-19 referral centers, was also forced to stop accepting non-COVID-19 patients and suspend its outpatient services after admissions hit record-highs.
With cases lowering in recent days, the hospital can once again resume and expand its services. Still, hospitals like PGH know they must keep their guards up as the health crisis remains.
Rappler reporter Sofia Tomacruz sits down with Dr. Jonas del Rosario, PGH spokesperson, to discuss lessons the hospital learned in responding to patients after admissions reached peak levels and how they are preparing for the coming months as cases continue to fall.
Watch the interview on Rappler on Sunday, October 31. – Rappler.com