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A third of NCR hospitals now under ‘critical’ level due to COVID-19 surge — DOH data

By: - Content Researcher/Writer / @CeBacligINQ
/ 07:12 PM April 01, 2021

ROOMS FULL In this photo taken on March 15, St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City informs
patients that it cannot accommodate COVID-19 patients as the hospital has reached capacity
for such cases. —NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

MANILA, Philippines — About a third of 152 hospitals in the National Capital Region is now under “critical level” as of March 30, data from the Department of Health showed.

Based on the same DOH data, 50 of 152 hospitals in NCR were placed under critical status in terms of bed capacity allotted for COVID-19 patients while 25 were listed under the high-risk status.

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The figure for hospitals classified as critical and high-risk increased from the previous 45 and 23, respectively, as of March 28

Of the hospitals under “critical” level, 26 have already reached 100 percent bed occupancy, namely:

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A Zarate Hospital
Air Force General Hospital
Allied Care Experts (Ace) Medical Center Pateros
Allied Care Experts (Ace) Medical Center Valenzuela
Bernardino General Hospital I
Chinese General Hospital Medical Center
E. Zarate Hospital
F.Y. Manalo Medical Foundation, Inc.
Fatima University Medical Center Corporation
FEU- Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation Inc.
Las Piñas Doctors Hospital
Lung Center of the Philippines
Makati Medical Center
Medical Center Manila
Medical Center Taguig
Metro North Medical Center and Hospital
Metropolitan Medical Center
Novaliches District Hospital
Ospital ng Muntinlupa
Ospital ng Tondo
Pasig City Children’s Hospital Child’s Hope
Rosario Maclang Bautista Hospital
San Juan De Dios Educational Foundation
Seamen’s Hospital
Unihealth Parañaque Hospital and Medical Center, Inc.
Victoriano Luna Medical Center

Meanwhile, around 78.61 percent or 631 of 804 total Intensive Care Unite (ICU) beds solely for COVID-19 patients in Metro Manila hospitals are already in use, according to the DOH data.

The DOH data further indicated that as of the same date, 69.44 percent or 3,143 of 4,526 isolation beds, and 60.84 percent or 2,180 of 3,439 ward beds in NCR are likewise occupied.

Overall, it noted that bed occupancy rate for the whole NCR reached 66 percent, with 5,144 of the total 3,583 beds in use.

DOH classifies occupancy levels for COVID-19 beds in health centers as either critical, high risk, moderate, and safe.

Under the critical level, hospitals have already reached more than 85 percent of their bed occupancy for COVID-19 patients.

Hospitals are classified as high risk if 70 percent but not more than 85 percent of its COVID-19 beds are occupied, while those with a COVID-19 bed capacity of 60 to 70 percent rate are classified as moderate.

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Hospitals fall under the safe level if their bed utilization rate is less than 60 percent.

INQUIRER.net analyzed the most available data – March 30, 2021 – based on DOH’s COVID-19 tracker.

This article aims to show how prepared Metro Manila hospitals are, should there be a rush in COVID-19 infections in the region, which remains the epicenter of the health crisis in the Philippines.

However, only hospitals in Metro Manila that have information on COVID-19 bed allocation for the treatment of new coronavirus patients were included in this article.

Critical

A Zarate Hospital – 100 percent
Air Force General Hospital – 100 percent
Allied Care Experts (Ace) Medical Center Pateros – 100 percent
Allied Care Experts (Ace) Medical Center Valenzuela – 100 percent
Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center – 97 percent
Bernardino General Hospital I – 100 percent
Bernardino General Hospital II – 85.7 percent
Chinese General Hospital Medical Center – 100 percent
Commonwealth Hospital and Medical Center – 96.9 percent
Diliman Doctors Hospital Inc. – 87.5 percent
Dr. Fe Del Mundo Medical Center – 92.3 percent
E. Zarate Hospital – 100 percent
East Avenue Medical Center – 96.1 percent
F.Y. Manalo Medical Foundation, Inc. – 100 percent
Fatima University Medical Center Corporation – 100 percent
FEU- Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation Inc. – 100 percent
Las Piñas Doctors Hospital – 100 percent
Las Piñas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center – 95.6 percent
Lung Center of the Philippines – 100 percent
Makati Medical Center – 100 percent
Mandaluyong City Medical Center – 91.5 percent
Manila Doctors Hospital – 94.7 percent
MCU-FDT Medical Foundation Hospital – 96.2 percent
Medical Center Manila – 100 percent
Medical Center Taguig – 100 percent
Metro North Medical Center and Hospital – 100 percent
Metropolitan Medical Center – 100 percent
National Kidney Transplant Institute – 85.6 percent
Novaliches District Hospital – 100 percent
Ospital ng Makati – 99.2 percent
Ospital ng Muntinlupa – 100 percent
Ospital ng Sampaloc – 93.8 percent
Ospital ng Tondo – 100 percent
Pacific Global Medical Center – 84.4 percent
Pasig City Children’s Hospital Child’s Hope – 100 percent
Quezon City General Hospital – 88.2 percent
Rosario Maclang Bautista Hospital – 100 percent
San Juan De Dios Educational Foundation – 100 percent
Seamen’s Hospital – 100 percent
St. Luke’s Medical Center, Quezon City – 93.1 percent
St. Luke’s Medical Center, Taguig – 89.6 percent
Sta. Ana Hospital – 99.2 percent
Taguig Pateros District Hospital – 98 percent
The Medical City – 89.6 percent
Unihealth Parañaque Hospital and Medical Center, Inc. – 100 percent
University of Perpetual Help Dalta Medical Center, Inc. – 94 percent
Valenzuela Citicare Medical Center Timog Hilaga Providence Group, Inc. – 92.9 percent
Veterans Memorial Medical Center – 86 percent
Victoriano Luna Medical Center – 100 percent
World Citi Medical Center – 97.2 percent

High-risk

Adventist Medical Center – 84.8 percent
Capitol Medical Center Inc. – 73.5 percent
Cardinal Santos Medical Center – 81.4 percent
De Los Santos Medical Center – 70 percent
Dr. Jesus Delgado Memorial Hospital – 75 percent
Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center – 72.6 percent
Las Piñas City Medical Center – 84 percent
Ospital ng Malabon – 73.3 percent
Pasay General Hospital – 77.6 percent
Pasig Doctors Medical Center Inc. – 83.3 percent
Philippine Orthopedic Center – 75 percent
Providence Hospital – 80 percent
Quirino Memorial Medical Center – 74.5 percent
Recuenco General Hospital Inc. – 75 percent
Research Institute for Tropical Medicine – 83.9 percent
Rizal Medical Center – 76.9 percent
San Lorenzo Ruiz Women’s Hospital – 73.1 percent
SDS Medical Center – 81.8 percent
St. Clare’s Medical Center – 73.3 percent
St. Victoria Hospital – 71.4 percent
The Premier Medical Center – 81.3 percent
Tondo Medical Center – 84.8 percent
U.E.R.M. Memorial Hospital – 75.7 percent
University of the Philippines Philippine General Hospital – 89.2 percent
VRP Medical Center – 80.9 percent

Moderate

Allied Care Experts (Ace)  Medical Center Quezon City – 68 percent
Army General Hospital – 65.7 percent
Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital – 69 percent
Justice Jose Abad General Hospital – 66.7 percent
Medical Center Muntinlupa – 68.6 percent
Navotas City Hospital – 60 percebt
San Juan Medical Center – 66.7 percent
San Lazaro Hospital – 66.7 percent
St. Camillus Medical Center – 61.5 percent

The DOH on Thursday recorded 8,920 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total active coronavirus cases in the country to 138,948.

Of the tally, 603,948 patients survived while 13,303 succumbed to the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.

The country’s total COVID-19 caseload is now at 756,199.

On Monday, the health department reported another all-time high single-day tally of 10,016 new infections in the country.

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