AT LEAST 31 patients in ambulances and private cars waited to be accommodated in a private hospital in Cebu City on Sunday evening, August 1st, 2021.
Vehicles are queuing in front of the hospital, waiting to it’s their turn. Oxygen tanks were parked next to some vehicles.
Cebu City Councilor David Tumulak, who conducted an inspection of the area on Sunday evening, said that around 10:30 p.m. 31 patients were waiting outside for their turn and some of them have persistent coughing and difficulty breathing.
Tumulak said it has not been confirmed yet whether the patients are positive for Covid-19 as they still need to be swabbed.
He said that since On Friday July 30th, at least two vehicles with a patient were outside the hospital.
Tumulak said the street in front of the hospital had been closed to restrict the area to rescue workers and to ensure that no one else entered the area and stressed that nurses and doctors were outside looking after the patients.
“Kay ilang pag-atiman aning mga pasyente apil naman gawas, so kinahanglan mapangitaan natu’g paagi,” said Tumulak.
He added that the city government is expanding its support by looking for other hospitals that could care for the patients. (Amper Campaña, JJL)
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