COVID-19

Overwhelmed DOH hospital in Bacolod stops admitting COVID-19 patients

Marchel P. Espina
Overwhelmed DOH hospital in Bacolod stops admitting COVID-19 patients

August 11 advisory of Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) in Bacolod City

The Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital management says 29 of their hospital staff, including 8 doctors and 4 nurses, are positive for SARS-CoV-2

The Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH), a Department of Health hospital here, has temporarily suspended the admission of patients who have suspected or probable symptoms of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Dr Julius Drilon, CLMMRH medical center chief, said the hospital has already reached its full bed capacity allocated for the admission of COVID-19 patients who are in moderate to critical condition.

He said that they would resume admission once beds will become available.

As of Tuesday, August 11, 29 hospital personnel, including 8 doctors and 4 nurses, were tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, while more than 100 staff have gone on quarantine.

Earlier, the hospital temporarily suspended the services of its Obstetrics and Gynecology, Neonatal, and General Surgery departments due to lack of personnel.

The hospital also deferred the re-opening of its out-patient department on August 12, except for patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Drilon said the management was apologizing for the inconvenience, but safety and protection of everyone is of paramount importance to them. – Rappler.com