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MANILA — The Nationwide Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) mentioned Tuesday its mattress capability for sufferers with the novel coronavirus illness had reached a “hazard zone,” at the same time as circumstances of the respiratory illness within the nation continued to spike.
About 89 p.c of beds for COVID-19 sufferers are occupied, whereas the emergency room that may accommodate solely 44 sufferers has been expanded and just lately tended to 120 sufferers, mentioned NKTI government director Dr. Rose Marie Liquete.
The state-run hospital’s coronavirus sufferers usually have comorbidities like kidney issues and want dialysis, machines for which are actually working nearly the whole day and solely get to relaxation throughout contamination, she mentioned.
“Nasa hazard zone na kami… tremendous hazard,” Liquete informed ABS-CBN’s TeleRadyo.
(We’re within the hazard, tremendous hazard zone.)
NKTI additionally noticed a “important enhance” within the variety of its personnel contaminated with the illness up to now 2 weeks, the hospital mentioned in a press release on Monday.
Contaminated employees should go on quarantine. A few of them could have caught the sickness from their neighborhood as a result of they’d no direct contact with coronavirus sufferers, mentioned Liquete.
“Sabi namin, paano tayo makaka-work out nito, makaka-manage ng pasyente kung tayo mismo e could mga sakit na?” she mentioned.
(We have mentioned, how can we work, handle sufferers if we ourselves are already sick?)
Some employees have additionally resigned out of worry for the security of their households, resulting in a scarcity in manpower regardless of the hospital’s latest transfer to rent extra nurses and medical technicians, she mentioned.
The hospital just lately closed some wards and transferred nurses to the vital care unit, she added.
The NKTI on Monday urged the general public to refer coronavirus sufferers to different well being services.
The hospital mentioned its emergency room would proceed to simply accept solely renal circumstances and post-kidney transplant sufferers. Non-COVID and non-pneumonia sufferers could also be seen on the outpatient providers and admitted, mentioned NKTI.
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