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East Avenue Medical Center to be converted into COVID-19 only hospital — Galvez

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 12:12 PM August 06, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC) in Quezon City will soon become a hospital dedicated to treating coronavirus disease (COVID-19)patients, National Task Force COVID-19 chief implementer Sec. Carlito Galvez Jr. said Thursday.

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“Sa ngayon magkatuwang si (Department of Public Works) Secretary (Mark) Villar, (country’s testing czar) Sec Vince Dizon at (Health Undersecretary Leopold) Vega na ma-paayos at ma-convert ang East Avenue na maging COVID dedicated hospital,” Galvez said in a press conference during the launch of the command center.

(For now, Villar, Dizon, and Vega are coordinating to convert EAMC into a COVID dedicated hospital.)

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EAMC will provide 250 isolation beds and COVID-19 ward beds as well as over 30 beds for the intensive care unit, Galvez said.

Galvez also noted that the government added 50 to 100 additional beds for COVID-19 referral hospitals namely: Philippine General Hospital in Manila and the Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City.

To recall, Galvez recommended that four hospitals in Metro Manila must be dedicated to COVID-19 treatment. He said it would maximize COVID-19 treatment at the same time to protect non-coronavirus patients.

As of August 5, the Philippines logged a total of 115,980 COVID-19 cases with 66,270 recoveries and 2,123 deaths.

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