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Kalinga hospitals suspend Covid-19 admissions



Kalinga hospitals suspend admission of Covid patients

BAGUIO CITY– After reaching full capacity, two hospitals in Kalinga announced they can no longer admit persons infected with Covid-19 temporarily.
The Kalinga Provincial Hospital (KPH) Infection Prevention Committee (IPC) in Bulanao, Tabuk City, bared that it has recorded more than 90 Covid-19 patients, who are currently undergoing medical treatment and management. The IPC also disclosed that 10 of the total admissions are hospital personnel, who were exposed to their patients.
Earlier, 30 hospital personnel tested positive for the virus. They are now undergoing home quarantine. Because of the situation, the hospital management directed the mass swabbing of all hospital personnel to stem possible internal transmission.
“In a view, the IPC has decided to temporarily close or suspend the admission until further notice of Covid-19 patients due to full occupancy in the isolation facilities of the hospital.
The hospital management announced that the emergency room will be open only for Kalinga residents with emergency cases.
As of 20 September , the Kalinga Provincial Government confirmed that there are new seven delta variants in the province. To date, the province has already eight delta variants.
The province is under General Community Quarantine alert level 4.