, Authorities assures public, steps taken to carry off COVID case projections, Docuneedsph
, Authorities assures public, steps taken to carry off COVID case projections, Docuneedsph

QUEZON CITY, Mar. 19 (PIA) – Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque Jr. reported in a press briefing on Thursday, March 19 that steps are in place to curtail COVID-19 case projections, and native authorities models know what to do.

“I’m assured na mapapabagal po natin (that we will decelerate) [the spread of Covid-19]. Nakikita na natin na bumagal na (we will already see that it’s slowing down)… and I believe we will additional gradual it down regularly,” mentioned Secretary Roque.

He additionally up to date the most recent nationwide healthcare utilization fee stating that there are nonetheless 53 % obtainable ICU beds, 60 % obtainable isolation beds, 67 % obtainable ward beds, and 72 % obtainable ventilators.

One Hospital Command Middle (OHCC) Chief, Dr. Leopoldo Vega, additionally expressed that in comparison with the place we had been final 12 months, hospital capacities have already elevated with personal hospitals at 20 %, and authorities hospitals round 32 % within the allocation of beds for COVID.

He additionally assured that also they are constantly monitoring the hospital utilization fee of some hospitals within the Nationwide Capital Area which are already bordering on excessive threat or about 80 % utilization to have the ability to assist them by coordinated care.

Undersecretary Vega mentioned that the OHCC can assist coordinate referrals with different hospitals that also have allocation for beds, particularly for average and extreme circumstances.

 He emphasised that the nation is best off now when it comes to managing COVID-19 as a result of healthcare staff know how you can handle extreme and average circumstances, and we now have improved capability as hospitals now abide by the mandate to allocate a sure proportion of their mattress capacities for COVID-19.

Via the OHCC, they had been capable of do coordinated care, correct referral, and even triaging and offering medical course to all sufferers who want help, mentioned the Chief.

Likewise, Dr. Edsel Maurice Salvana, director of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology on the College of the Philippines-Nationwide Institutes of Well being, agreed that the nation is now higher positioned when managing COVID-19 circumstances. He mentioned that as a health care provider immediately caring for COVID-19 sufferers, medical entrance liners now have extra remedy choices. 

Dr. Salvana additionally mentioned that loss of life charges aren’t rising, and sufferers in want of hospital admissions are assisted by the OHCC.       (MCG/PIA-IDPD/IATF)




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