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PGH Suspends Acceptance of Non-COVID Patients

Out-patient closed from Aug. 16.
by Erwin Colcol
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The Philippine General Hospital late Saturday said it would temporarily stop accepting non-COVID-19 patients to focus its resources on the pandemic.

The PGH said that as a COVID-19 Referral Center it would increase the space allocated to those who fell sick wth the coronavirus.

"Upang mapagtuunang mabuti ang pag-aalaga sa mga may COVID, kami ay pansamantalang hindi muna tatanggap ng mga pasyenteng may ibang medikal na karamdaman na wala namang COVID," it added.

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Outpatient services in the hospital will be closed from Monday, Aug. 16 until further notice following the imposition of ECQ in Metro Manila and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the PGH also said.

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, as well as the Cancer Institute will remain open. It advised its patients to do consult via telemedicine for now.

A total of 262 COVID-19 cases are admitted at the PGH as of Aug. 14. That same day, the Philippines reported 14,249 new COVID-19 cases, the second highest daily tally since the pandemic began in March 2020.

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