Thursday, October 22, 2020

Usec. Vergeire: Critical Utilization Rate In PH Hospitals Has Improved

Usec. Vergeire: Critical Utilization Rate In PH Hospitals Has Improved

Spotlight

Boost Your Digital Reach At WOCEE WIRED

Learn how to stand out from the crowd on the upcoming WOCEE WIRED!

Transport Coop. Provides More Than 25k Free ‘Green Cards’ For Cashless Transactions

A transport cooperative operating in Las Piñas provides 25,735 passengers with the means to safely board and ride their solar electric jeepneys along the route of Alabang to Zapote.

The Importance Of Deepening Ties And Friendship On Online English Education

51Talk hosts the 2020 Sino-Philippines Educational Exchanges in celebration of the 45th anniversary of the founding of bilateral relations between the Philippines and China.

DBP Backs Public Transport Sector Recovery

DBP is working closely with the Department of Transportation (DOTr) and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in finding financial solutions to aid the country's transportation sector due to the difficulties presented by the pandemic.

The critical utilization rate in public and private hospitals nationwide with regard to the country’s coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) response has improved, a health official said Wednesday.

“If we compare from the previous two weeks, for the critical care utilization, for the National Capital Region, in August, we went up to 81 percent utilization, as of September, our critical care utilization is at 67 percent, as of September 20, we’re down at 58 percent,” Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said in a mix of Filipino and English during a virtual media forum.

Vergeire also reported that while Calabarzon is still at medium risk, its critical utilization rate has gone down to 56 percent from 59 percent as of September 2.

“Sa Cebu, nakita talaga natin ‘yung pagbaba, and we were able to witness kung paano nila na-i-decongest ang kanilang (In Cebu, we’ve really seen the downtrend, and we were able to witness how they decongested their) health system in Cebu. So, last September 2, they are 38 percent and now at 35 percent, and, Bulacan, still medium risk at 50 percent and last September 20, 49 percent,” she added.

Citing that the percentages don’t show that the country has gotten back to its “safe level”, Vergeire emphasized that the figures still show improvements in the health system as the DOH is able to mandate both public and private facilities to open additional units for Covid-19 patients in their hospitals.

“This is not just because we’re able to discharge patients. This is also because of the additional resources we provide, and we’ve opened additional units in hospitals, and we had the One Hospital Command in order to strengthen our referral network so we can have rational admissions for Covid-19 in our different hospitals,” she said.

Vergeire added that DOH’s Oplan Kalinga also contributed to the decongestion of public and private hospitals as “it encouraged those who need not be hospitalized to just stay in temporary treatment and monitoring facilities”. (PNA)

Latest News

Roque: Financing Initial COVID-19 Vaccine Supply ‘Not A Problem’

"Whether or not it’s in the budget, we have a financing scheme already in place. Kung mayroon na po tayong mabibili ngayon, makakabili na tayo ngayon kasi hindi naman po problema ang financing."

Churchgoers Thankful As Manila Raises Seating Capacity To 30%

Churchgoers from different religions express gratitude after seating capacity inside churches, mosques, and chapels in the city of Manila was raised to 30 percent from the previous 10 percent.

Mayor Abby: Makati To Implement Teaching Fellowship Program

The Makati government is set to implement a teaching fellowship program in the city's three public elementary schools for two years.

Galvez Cites LGUs’ Efforts In Managing Pandemic

"Ang maganda po sa ating mga LGUs po ngayon ay talagang 'pagka kailangan nila ng tulong ay talaga pong tumatawag po sila... They are working hard para at least ma-manage po ang ating — ang ating ano po ang ating tinatawag nating ‘yung mga kaso."

VP Leni Visits the OVP Community Learning Hub in Barangay Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto accompanies Vice President Leni Robredo as they meet the volunteer tutors for the hub, as well as one of the parents and her children who have signed up for this assistance.

Mayor Isko Implements Shorter Curfew Hours

Manila City moves the curfew hours from midnight to 4 a.m.

Bello: 4K OFWs Stranded Due To PhilHealth Issue With PRC

Here's how the Philhealth issue affects Filipinos during the pandemic:

BSWM Seeks Fund To Boost Rainwater Harvesting For Farmers

The Bureau of Soils and Water Management of the Department of Agriculture is awaiting the release of fresh funds for more rainwater harvesting-related projects nationwide this year.

Ricky Lee Reveals Storytelling Secrets And Journey In iWant TFC’s ‘Trip To Quiapo’

Calling aspiring filmmakers! Enhance your storytelling skills with the "Trip To Quiapo" docuseries, exclusively on iWant.

Use Of Skyway 3 Free For A Month In Time For Holidays

Skyway 3 is slated to open this December! As a way to celebrate the holidays, the San Miguel Corporation is committed to let motorists use the entire 18-kilometer expressway from Buendia to NLEX for free.