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COVID cases sending NCR hospitals to ICU

By: - Content Researcher Writer / @CeBacligINQ
/ 03:07 PM August 30, 2021
Health workers attend to patients at the chapel of Quezon City General Hospital and Medical Center (QCGHMC)

FILE PHOTO: Health workers attend to patients at the chapel of Quezon City General Hospital and Medical Center (QCGHMC) on Aug. 19. INQUIRER/GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

MANILA, Philippines—The stories of people struggling both to breathe and find space in hospitals have become common.

As the country sets new records in the number of SARS-CoV-2 infections, more hospitals in Metro Manila continue to suffer from overcapacity because of a surge in COVID cases and patients.

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Twenty-four (24) of 43 hospitals in Metro Manila that had been on critical status because of a tsunami of COVID-19 cases have already reached 100 percent bed occupancy, according to data from the Department of Health (DOH) as of August 28.

Graphic by Ed Lustan

These were:

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  • A Zarate General Hospital
  • Allied Care Experts (ACE) Medical Center – Valenzuela, Inc.
  • Bernardino General Hospital I
  • Dr. Montano G. Ramos General Hospital Corporation
  • E Zarate Hospital
  • F.Y. Manalo Medical Foundation
  • Las Piñas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center
  • Medical Center Parañaque, Inc.
  • Metro North Medical Center and Hospital Inc.
  • Metropolitan Medical Center
  • Novaliches District Hospital
  • Novaliches General Hospital, Inc.
  • Ospital ng Sampaloc
  • Ospital ng Tondo
  • Recuenco General Hospital, Inc.
  • Research Institute for Tropical Medicine
  • Rosario Maclang Bautista General Hospital
  • San Juan De Dios Educational Foundation Inc.
  • San Lorenzo Ruiz General Hospital
  • Seamen’s Hospital
  • The Premier Medical Center
  • University of Perpetual Help Dalta Medical Center, Inc.
  • Valenzuela Citicare Medical Center Timog Hilaga Providence Group, Inc.
  • VRP Medical Center

This was a huge jump from the previous 30 hospitals classified as critical last August 9.

At least 32 hospitals were listed as high-risk, also higher than the 13 facilities on August 9.

The recent DOH report also showed that 159 facilities have submitted data and were categorized based on their occupancy levels.

Graphic by Ed Lustan

In addition, some 66.46 percent—or 957—of 1,440 total Intensive Care Units (ICU) beds solely for COVID-19 patients in Metro Manila hospitals are already in use, according to the same DOH data.

The health department further said that as of Aug. 28, 63.16 percent or 2,964 of 4,693 isolation beds, and 72.55 percent or 3,047 of 4,200 ward beds in NCR are likewise occupied.

Overall, the DOH noted that bed occupancy rate for the whole NCR reached 67.4 percent, which the department classified as moderate—6,968 of the total 10,333 beds in use.

On August 9, Metro Manila’s bed occupancy rate was at the “safe zone” with 58.3 percent of available beds in use, or 5,718 out of 9,813.

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

Critical means hospitals have already reached more than 85 percent of COVID bed capacity.

High risk means 70 percent of available beds are occupied.

Moderate means 60 to 70 percent of COVID beds are occupied.

Safe means the occupancy rate of COVID beds is less than 60 percent.

Weight on LGUs

The same set of DOH data showed that majority, or 16 out of 24, hospitals classified as critical in Metro Manila are located in Quezon City.

Graphic by Ed Lustan

Six hospitals were in Manila, four in Las Piñas, three in Taguig while Muntinlupa, Parañaque, and Valenzuela all had two hospitals each that were considered critical in terms of COVID bed occupancy.

Caloocan, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Navotas, Pasig, Pasay, and Pateros had one hospital each considered as critical.

Overall, 10 out of 17 local government units in Metro Manila already have more than 70 percent hospital bed utilization as of August 28.

These are Malabon (89.20 percent), Pateros (88.20 percent), Navotas (86.70 percent),  Quezon City (79.90 percent), Taguig (77.70 percent), Las Piñas (77.50 percent), Makati (77.10 percent), Pasay (75.60 percent), Valenzuela (75.20 percent), and Muntinlupa (72.20 percent).

On August 23, nine Metro Manila hospitals had more than 70 percent hospital bed utilization.

READ: Almost half of NCR cities have more than 70% hospital bed occupancy — DOH

NCR hospital status

INQUIRER.net analyzed the most recent available data—August 28, 2021—from the DOH’s COVID-19 tracker.

This report seeks to show how prepared Metro Manila hospitals are, should there be a rush in COVID-19 infections in the capital, which remains the epicenter of the health crisis in the Philippines and accounts for more than half of the country’s economy.

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 General Hospital – 100 percent
Allied Care Experts (ACE) Medical Center – Pateros, Inc. – 88.2 percent
Allied Care Experts (ACE) Medical Center – Valenzuela, Inc. – 100 percent
Bernardino General Hospital I – 100 percent
Bernardino General  Hospital II – 85.7 percent
Caloocan City Medical Center – 95.6 percent
Capitol Medical Center, Inc. – 87.3 percent
Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center – 92.3 percent
Dr. Montano G. Ramos General Hospital Corporation -100 percent
E Zarate Hospital – 100 percent
East Avenue Medical Center – 92.6 percent
F.Y. Manalo Medical Foundation – 100 percent
Las Piñas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center – 100 percent
Lung Center of the Philippines – 92.8 percent
Marikina Valley Medical Center – 93.3 percent
Medical Center of Taguig City, Inc. – 92.6 percent
Medical Center Parañaque, Inc. – 100 percent
Metro North Medical Center and Hospital Inc. – 100 percent
Metropolitan Medical Center – 100 percent
National Kidney and Transplant Institute – 94 percent
Navotas City Hospital – 86.7 percent
Novaliches District Hospital – 100 percent
Novaliches General Hospital, Inc. – 100 percent
Ospital ng Muntinlupa – 98.1 percent
Ospital ng Sampaloc – 100 percent
Ospital ng Tondo – 100 percent
Pasig City Children’s Hospital Child’s Hope – 97.1 percent
Quezon City General Hospital – 91.5 percent
Quirino Memorial Medical Center – 94.6 percent
Recuenco General Hospital, Inc. – 100 percent
Research Institute for Tropical Medicine – 100 percent
Rosario Maclang Bautista General Hospital – 100 percent
San Juan De Dios Educational Foundation Inc. – 100 percent
San Lorenzo Ruiz General Hospital – 100 percent
Seamen’s Hospital – 100 percent
Taguig-Pateros District Hospital – 93.1 percent
The Premier Medical Center – 100 percent
University of Perpetual Help Dalta Medical Center, Inc. – 100 percent
UP  Philippine General Hospital – 95.7 percent
Valenzuela Citicare Medical Center Timog Hilaga Providence Group, Inc. – 100 percent
Veterans Memorial Medical Center – 94.6 percent
VRP Medical Center – 100 percent
World Citi Medical Center – 97.2 percent

High risk

Adventist Medical Center Manila – 80 percent
Air Force General Hospital – 74 percent
Alabang Medical Clinic – 77.8 percent
Alabang Medical Clinic Las Piñas Branch – 83.3 percent
Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center – 71.3 percent
Army General Hospital – 75.6 percent
Cardinal Santos Medical Center – 78.7 percent
Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital – 71.3 percent
Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital – 80.9 percent
Makati Medical Center – 79.6 percent
Mandaluyong City Medical Center – 81.3 percent
Manila Doctors Hospital – 70.2 percent
Marikina Doctors Hospital and Medical Center, Inc. – 83.3 percent
National Children’s Hospital – 82.1 percent
Olivarez General Hospital, Inc. – 80 percent
Ospital ng Makati – 74.4 percent
Ospital ng Malabon – 79.4 percent
Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Inc. – 83.6 percent
Pasig City General Hospital – 78.6 percent
Philippine Children’s Medical Center – 75 percent
Providence Hospital, Inc. – 70.4 percent
San Lazaro Hospital – 74.2 percent
SDS Medical Center – 75 percent
St. Clare’s Medical Center, Inc. – 80 percent
St. Luke’s Medical Center – 82.5 percent
St. Luke’s Medical Center – Global City – 82.5 percent
Sta. Ana Hospital – 76.7 percent
The Medical City – 77.8 percent
Tondo Medical Center – 80 percent
U.E.R.M Memorial Hospital – 73.5 percent
Unihealth Parañaque Hospital and Medical Center, Inc. – 71.4 percent
Valenzuela Medical Center – 75 percent

Moderate

Alfonso Specialist Hospital – 66.7 percent
Allied Care Experts (ACE) Medical Center – Quezon City, Inc. – 66.7 percent
Christ the King Medical Center Unihealth Las Piñas, Inc. – 66.7 percent
Diliman Doctors Hospital, Inc. – 60.5 percent
FEU – Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, Inc. – 69.4 percent
Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center – 60 percent
Las Piñas Doctors Hospital, Inc. – 69.4 percent
Mary Johnston Hospital, Inc. – 69.4 percent
MCU – FDT Medical Foundation Hospital – 69.2 percent
Medical Center Muntinlupa, Inc. – 64.7 percent
Pasay City General Hospital – 62 percent
Rizal Medical Center – 66.9 percent
San Juan Medical Center – 63.9 percent
United Doctors Medical Center – 66.7 percent

Safe

Acebedo General Hospital – No occupied beds
Alabang Medical Center – No occupied beds
Alabang Medical Clinic Muntinlupa Branch – 50 percent
Asian Hospital Inc. – 47.9 percent
Bermudez Polymedic Hospital – 16.7 percent
Calalang General Hospital – No occupied beds
Commonwealth Hospital and Medical Center – 29.4 percent
Cruz-Rabe Maternity and General Hospital – No occupied beds
Cure and Care Maternity Hospital OPC – No occupied beds
De Los Santos Medical Center – 46.5 percent
De Ocampo Memorial Medical Center – No occupied beds
Divine Heart Medical Service and Development Cooperative Hospital – No occupied beds
Dr. Fe Del Mundo Medical Center – 57.9 percent
Dr. Jesus C. Delgado Memorial Hospital – 56.3 percent
Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital – 14.5 percent
Dr. Sabili Health Services Corporation – No occupied beds
Fairview General Hospital, Inc. – 30.8 percent
Fatima University Medical Center, Corporation – 52.2 percent
Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission, Inc. – Our Lady of Peace Hospital – 7.4 percent
Garcia General Hospital – No occupied beds
Gen. Miguel Malvar Medical Research Foundation, Inc. – No occupied beds
Holylife Hospital – 16.7 percent
Hospital of the Infant Jesus Medical Center – 21.4 percent
J.P. Sioson General Hospital and Colleges, Inc. – 50 percent
Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center – 48.4 percent
Las Piñas City Medical Center – 24 percent
Manila Naval Hospital – 42.4 percent
Marikina St. Vincent General Hospital, Inc. – 25 percent
Martinez Memorial Hospital, Inc. – 30 percent
Mary Chiles General Hospital, Inc. – 28.3 percent
MCPC St. Therese of Lisieux Doctors Hospital – No occupied beds
Medical Center Manila, Inc. – 32.8 percent
Mission Hospital – 50 percent
National Center for Mental Health – 25 percent
Nodado General Hospital – 16.7 percent
Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center – 57.3 percent
Ospital ng Parañaque – 44 percent
Our Lady of Grace Hospital, Inc. – No occupied beds
Pacific Global Medical Center, Inc. – 34.1 percent
Pasig Doctors Medical Center, Inc. – 28 percent
Perpetual Succor Hospital & Maternity, Inc. – 10 percent
Philippine Heart Center – 50.8 percent
Philippine Orthopedic Center – 26.7 percent
Pope John Paul II Hospital and Medical Center Inc. – 21.1 percent
Protacio Hospital – 16.7 percent
Queensberry Hospital – No occupied beds
Quezon Institute – No occupied beds
Sabater General Hospital, Inc. – No occupied beds
Salve Reginal General Hospital, Inc. – No occupied beds
San Lorenzo Hospital Health Management Co., Inc. – No occupied beds
South Superhighway Medical Center – 50 percent
St. Anthony Medical Center of Marikina, Inc. – No occupied beds
St. Camillus Medical Center – 23.1 percent
St. Christiana Maternity Hospital – No occupied beds
St. Jude General Hospital and Medical Center – 17.6 percent
St. Martin De Porres Charity Hospital – No occupied beds
St. Victoria Hospital – 42.9 percent
Sta. Teresita General Hospital – 40 percent
Tricity Medical Center, Inc. – 16.7 percent
UHBI-Parañaque Doctors Hospital, Inc. – 25 percent
University of Santo Tomas – 40.7 percent
Urology Center of the Philippines, Inc. – No occupied beds
Victoriano Luna Medical Center – 54.2 percent
Villarosa Hospital, Inc. – 22.2 percent
VT Maternity Hospital – No occupied beds
Word of Hope General Hospital Foundation, Inc. – No occupied beds

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