Cebu Hospitals Overburdened With COVID-19 Infections As Surges Continue
CEBU HOSPITALS – Hospitals in Cebu City have become overburdened with COVID-19 cases due to a surge in infection.
Following a massive rise in COVID-19 cases, Cebu City is facing a severe lack of bed spaces to accommodate patients. Due to this, patients were forced to intake oxygen inside their vehicles.
Furthermore, the lack of oxygen levels has caused panic buying in Cebu City. According to an article from CDN, families have struggled in finding their own oxygen tanks.
Additionally, queues in the hospitals have reached 20 to 30 patients in most hospitals. However, due to a lack of medical personnel, treatment of patients has become slow.
Meanwhile, for patients with COVID-19 symptoms, an even longer wait in admission hospitals was reported. In viral photos, oxygen tanks were seen next to private vehicles as patients were stationed with their own breathing devices as they wait to get into the ER.
As of Sunday, the active COVID-19 cases in Cebu city tripled from 842 on July 1 to 2,942 on August 1. According to the DOH Central Visayas, this may be due to the presence of the Delta Variant.
“Some of these patients have been waiting since Friday. They tried to go to other hospitals but were turned down because there was also no vacancy“, city councilor David Tumulak stated.
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