Garcia: If left unchecked, Bataan may run out of hospital beds
Bataan Governor Albert Garcia has expressed alarm at the quick rise in the occupancy rate of both public and private hospitals in the province as the number of Covid-19 cases surged.
According to figures from the Bataan Online Dashboard, 65.85 percent of public hospital beds were occupied while 60.3 percent of private hospital beds were occupied as of Tuesday last week.
On the other hand, quarantine facilities with total bed capacity of 1,495 have 96 beds already filled up, according to a Punto Central Luzon report.
The report added that four of the 55 beds and 41 of its 76 bed isolation areas at the 1Bataan Central Quarantine and Isolation Facility had been filled up.
There are seven public hospitals and eight privately-owned ones operating in Bataan, six of which admit Covid–19 patients.
At the moment, Garcia said there were still sufficient beds in hospitals and isolation facilities in Bataan, but if the surge of Covid-19 cases was unchecked, the province might run out of medical facilities to house all patients.
“Let us all strictly adhere to the health and safety protocols of government to prevent the spread of the virus in the communities and be able to safely perform our work under the new normal,” he said.
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