THE University of the Philippines Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, announced that it has temporarily stopped accepting patients in its emergency room as its coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) admissions increased to more than 300.

In a statement, the PGH said it had limited the number of Covid-19 admissions to 230. As of Tuesday, however, the hospital has admitted more than 300 and most of the patients need intensive care, high-flow oxygen and ventilators.

On its official Facebook page, the hospital listed 320 confirmed Covid-19 patients, two probable Covid-19 cases and one suspect case who are admitted as of August 23.

“Malalagay lang sa peligro ang kapakanan ng mga pasyente, at pati na rin ng aming mga kawani, kung ito ay hahayaan naming madagdagan pa,” the PGH stated.

(Our patients and staff will be put at risk if we admit more patients.)

The hospital urged those seeking hospital care to coordinate with the PGH Transfer Command Center. (Marites Villamor-Ilano)