Drilon asks Duterte Admin re COVID Pandemic : “We need a concrete plan"

Drilon asks Duterte Admin re COVID Pandemic : “We need a concrete plan"




Opposition senator Franklin Drilon is making noise to raise his concern to the almost full occupancy rate of COVID-19 hospitals in the National Capital Region (NCR), and that government has not laid concrete comprehensive plans to address the global pandemic.

 

The Senate Minority Floor leader made such remarks following the report of the Department of Health (DOH) that general hospitals, particularly in the National Capital Region (NCR), are about to reach the “danger zone” as 82.2 percent of their total COVID-19 bed capacity are already occupied due to the influx of infected patients.


 

“It’s a cause for alarm. Hospital beds are running out. Patients were dying while waiting for hospital beds. Patients are already spreading the virus while waiting for their test results,” said Drilon.


Senator Frank Drilom
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DOH also announced that health system is close to being overwhelmed and hospitals, in other regions such as Regions 3 and 4-A are also nearing the “warning zone” with almost 50% of their bed capacity.

“What now, DOH? Naghihingalo na po ang ating mga hospital. Hihintayin pa ba natin na umabot sa 100% ang occupancy rate?” Drilon asked.

“We need a concrete plan. Otherwise, we will not be able to move forward in this fight against COVID-19 pandemic. While the rest of the world are already on the road to recovery, the Philippines would always be back to square one without a comprehensive plan,” Drilon stressed.






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