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Some Negros, Bacolod hospitals stop taking patients as Covid rises

The Bago City Hospital is temporarily not accepting patients until further notice*

The Bago City Hospital is temporarily not accepting patients, and the COVID-19 beds at the Emergency Department of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) in Bacolod City have hit maximum capacity.

Hospital bed utilization in Bacolod City hit 86 percent as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Bacolod City Administrator Em Ang said Sunday, September 12.

The Riverside Medical Center Inc., in an advisory Saturday, said due to lack of available medical personnel it will no longer be able to accept OB clinical cases, pre-term cases and pediatric critical cases.

The CLMMRH, in an advisory issued Saturday, said its Emergency Department has reached its maximum capacity on its allocated COVID-19 isolation beds.

“Although the situation is fluid, there is a slow turnover of Emergency Department isolation beds due to the processing of RT-PCR swabs at the molecular laboratory and there are an increasing number of walk-in patients,” the advisory said.

CLMMRH strongly recommends that patients consider other hospitals for the time being.

The Bago City Hospital is temporarily not accepting patients until further notice because of no vacancy and the presence of COVID-19 positive patients in its triage tents, the Bago government also announced.*

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