The Cardinal Santos Medical Center (CSMC) in San Juan City has announced to the public that the hospital has reached the full capacity of its allocated COVID-19 beds as the number of infected continues to rise.
In a statement released on Sunday, March 28, 2021, the CSMC has informed the public that their hospital “has reached the full capacity of its COVID-19 designated facilities as of today, March 28.”
The hospital then advised those who suffer from coronavirus to go to other medical institutions to seek immediate treatment.
“We advise patients who are suspected to be infected with COIVID-19 or those who have been confirmed to be infected with the diseases to proceed to other medical institutions for urgent medical attention,” according to the statement.
However, CSMC stated that they continue to accept non-COVID-19 patients.
“With that said, we continue to accept non-COVID-19 patients in our facilities. CSMC is implementing stringent protocols to ensure the safety of all our patients especially during this time,” the statement said.
As of March 26, the Philippines has reached 9,838 COVID-19 cases, the highest record since the pandemic began in 2020.
With the rising number of infected of the virus, Manila and its surrounding provinces are placed under lockdown beginning March 29 to April 4.
According to the Department of Health (DOH), as of March 28, 2021, there are a total of 712,000 cases of COVID-19 in the country. 581,000 people recovered from the sickness while there are 13,159 died. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)