October 1, 2023

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Gov’t assures PH has sufficient hospital beds

The country’s health care system could still handle the post-holiday surge in coronavirus infections due to the sufficiency in hospital beds, Malacañang said Monday.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (OPS / MANILA BULLETIN)
Presidential spokesman Harry Roque admitted the country has endured a surge in COVID-19 cases after the nation celebrated the Christmas holidays but assured the increase is “manageable.”

“Mukhang ang figures po ay nagpapakita na tumaas talaga ‘no. So hindi po natin talagang maikakaila na talagang nagkaroon tayo ng holiday surge dahil nag-1,900 po tayo — highest in three weeks, if I’m not mistaken – kahapon pa lang. (It seems the figures really increased. We cannot deny there has been a holiday surge because we recorded 1,900 if I’m not mistaken yesterday, the highest in three weeks),” Roque said during a press briefing aired on state television.

“Pero ang tingin ko naman po, magiging manageable ang pagtaas dahil ang importante naman po ay handa tayong gamutin iyong mga magkakasakit na seryoso (But I think, the increase will be manageable because the important thing is we are ready to provide care to those with serious illness),” he added.

Roque said the country has so far adequate hospital beds to care for those infected with the coronavirus.

He said 61 percent of the 2,100 intensive care unit beds are still available while 63 percent of the 15,900 isolated beds can still be used. Of the 7,700 ward beds, at least 74 percent are available. Eighty percent of the 2,100 ventilators are also available.

Despite the sufficient hospital bed capacity, Roque appealed anew to the public to continue to follow health protocols as the country awaits the arrival of the initial vaccine supply. He noted that the country’s first shipment of vaccines from Sinovac will arrive in the country next month.