More health facilities reach full capacity

More health facilities in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental announced on Thursday, September 16, that they can no longer accept patients.

The Bago City Hospital said it could no longer accept patients due to “no vacancy.”

The Bago City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office will also be closed starting Thursday night until Friday, September 17, for disinfection.

Dr. Merijene Ortizo, Bago DRRMO head, said that they will temporarily cater to extreme emergencies only. This after a DRRMO employee tested positive and others are currently asymptomatic, she said.

The Metro Bacolod Hospital and Medical Center also announced that as of Thursday, the COVID-19 wing of the hospital had reached full capacity.

“As much as we would like to serve you, with a heavy heart, we can no longer admit COVID-19 patients and those experiencing COVID-like symptoms,” the hospital’s advisory said.

The Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital in Bacolod City announced Thursday night that its Department of Pediatrics can now accommodate non-COVID-19 cases again, but limited to extreme emergencies only.

“The hospital management would like to stress the fact that our availability of hospital beds is directly influenced by the manpower that is readily available to handle patients,” its advisory said.*

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