Two of the most prominent private hospitals in Metro Manila announced that they can no longer accept coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients as they have reached their maximum bed capacity, reported Philstar.
For St. Luke’s Medical Center, its facilities in Quezon City and Taguig have stopped accepting COVID-19 cases.
“In this regard, we request the public to consider bringing critically ill COVID-19 suspects to alternative hospitals so they will receive immediate and utmost care. We will keep everyone updated once we reopen admissions for COVID-19 ICU beds,” the hospital said in a statement.
Makati Medical Center (MMC) in a statement also said that their allotted beds have also been fully occupied “insofar as our capability to handle patients suspected and confirmed to have COVID-19 is concerned.”
Since the onslaught of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Philippines, MMC said that they have attended to “tens of thousands” of patients suspected of having COVID-19.
“The COVID-19 zones of MMC, both the regular wards and the Critical Care Units, and especially the Emergency Room, are now full,” it said.
This is the second time this year that both hospitals have made such an announcement. To recall, they also announced reaching bed limits in March.