Hospitals on full capacity due to Dengue, ARI Print
Thursday, 13 July 2017 12:14

By LIZA JOCSON

Hospitals have been reported to be on full capacity due to an upsurge in cases of Dengue and Acute Respiratory Infections (ARI) in the city.

In an interview with E-media, City Health Officer Dr Rodel Agbulos confirmed that hospitals have reported jampacked emergency rooms and wards and private rooms on full capacity.

Agbulos said that they have already asked a private hospital to open several rooms which are still pending approval, just to accommodate the influx of patients to the medical facility.

Based on City Health records, dengue cases in the city have reached alert level.

From 180 cases in the month of May, the number of dengue cases has suddenly increased and reached 359 in June.

Compounding the situation are Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) cases which also showed a rapid increase this month.

Agbulos noted an increase in cases of Pneumonia, Influenza, Asthma and all related diseases in hospitals and health centers.

The City Health Officer is scheduled to hold a meeting with hospital officials to discuss their response on the existing situation. (Liza Jocson)