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Rizal Provincial Hospital System Speaks on COVID-19 Cases Status

RIZAL PROVINCIAL HOSPITAL SYSTEM – Its COVID-19 ward declared full capacity and will temporarily not accept coronavirus patients.

The fight against COVID-19 not only in the Philippines but in several other countries as well is undeniably far from over. The virus continues to mutate and the vaccination is in a race against it.

In PH, the whole nation is still under community quarantine measures now amid the pursuit of population protection. The national government is targeting at least 70 million people to be vaccinated for population protection. Several brands of vaccines including Moderna, Sinovac, AstraZeneca, Janssen, Sinopharm, Sputnik V, and Pfizer have arrived in the country.

Some of the vaccines were donated while others were procured by the country. The government borrowed money from the bank for the purchase of the vaccines.

Rizal Provincial Hospital System
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Unfortunately, the pandemic is asking for an intensified fight now following the detection of new variants of the disease. The Delta variant which is a variant of concern was detected in the country and the Department of Health (DOH) confirmed local transmissions of the variant.

Amid the fight against coronavirus now, several healthcare institutions reached their full capacity for COVID-19 cases. Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, one of these is the Rizal Provincial Hospital System’s COVID-19 ward in Binangonan, Rizal. It is also known as Margarito Duavit Memorial Hospital, one of the public hospitals in the province.

According to Rizal Provincial Hospital System, they will temporarily not accept COVID patients as there are no vacant slots anymore. Even their emergency area is now full as critical patients were placed in the area and as well as those who are waiting for admission to the wards.

Aside from coronavirus patients, the hospital is also temporarily stopping the accommodation of outpatients for check-ups. Currently, there are 638 active COVID-19 cases in Binangonan, Rizal.

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