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Update on PH Hospitals Status Amid Worries over Possible Spread of Delta COVID-19

PH HOSPITALS – The hospitals in the Philippines begin to feel the increase in the COVID-19 cases amid worries over the Delta variant.

Several countries across the globe recorded cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19, the variant of concern for its higher transmissibility. It was first recorded in India where it left a devastating situation – hospitals reached their maximum capacity, resources for treatment ran out, and many people died.

Other countries that logged cases of the Delta variant includes Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates (UAE), and Oman. A lot of nations now implement travel restrictions to prevent the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19.

The Philippines is currently banning travelers from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and several other countries. The whole nation remains under community quarantine measures.

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Currently, the Philippines is strengthening its fight against the COVID-19 pandemic following the detection of local transmissions of the Delta variant. Many are worried that it may spread fast and threaten the healthcare system of the country.

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Hospitals were asked by the local government units (LGUs) to prepare for a possible surge in the COVID-19 cases. They were undeniably alarmed that the healthcare system might be shaken again.

Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, PH hospitals now begin to experience an increase in the COVID-19 cases amid worries over the spread of the Delta variant. The Philippine General Hospital (PGH) is already considering their cases as Delta cases and implement tighter protocols.

PGH spokesperson Dr. Jonas del Rosario expressed that they’ve been ready as the Delta variant was detected in the country. They impose stricter protocols on their employees and health care workers and they also increased the supplies.

Based on the report, in San Lazaro Hospital, 43 of the total 150 beds for COVID-19 patients are currently occupied. Most of the patients are those who have yet to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. A huge part of the number is composed of senior citizens.

The Philippine Heart Center opened a new intensive care unit for the COVID-19 cases. PH hospitals that are in provinces face a bigger challenge of increasing their COVID-19 beds.

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