QCGH hits full capacity

THE Quezon City General Hospital (QCGH) has reached its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) capacity, its director Dr. Josephine Sabando said on Sunday.

Since March 9, the occupancy rate of the hospital’s Covid ward beds had exceeded 100 percent.

In her report to Mayor Josefina Belmonte, Sabando said QCGH recorded a 106-percent Covid bed occupancy on March 9, 137.5 percent on March 10, 125 percent on March 11 and 112 percent on March 12.

Even with this development, the hospital would continue to admit walk-in non-Covid patients, she added.

“At present, our Covid intensive care unit occupancy is already filled 100 percent and, as mentioned, Covid ward is also filled up. We also have patients that are non-Covid,” Sabando said.

For non-Covid patients, those with urgent medical attention like trauma cases and cardiac emergencies will be given priority.