By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga
The COVID-19 allocated beds of the Emergency Department of the Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) in Bacolod City reached its maximum capacity last Saturday, September 11.
In an advisory released by the hospital, the situation at the hospital is currently fluid and there is a slow turnover of Emergency Department isolation beds due to the processing of RT-PCR swabs at their molecular laboratory.
The hospital has also noticed an increasing number of walk-in patients.
“The hospital strives to ensure that the operations at the emergency room are managed as efficiently as possible. We strongly recommend considering other hospitals for patient evaluation and management for the time being,” the hospital said.
For patient transfer from local government units and other referring hospitals, the CLMMRH hospital management strongly advised them to call the COVID-19 hotlines of their Operations Center to ensure availability of beds prior to patient transport to avoid patient traffic at the Emergency Room.
It further added that as much as they want to cater all COVID-19 patients who are moderate to critical case, the hospital is adamant due to the various constraints such as availability of beds and manpower./DGB, WDJ