CCQC now serves as hospital expansion to CCMC

By: Delta Dyrecka Letigio - CDN Digital Correspondent | August 03,2021 - 07:26 PM
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Some 34 COVID-19 patients who have recovered from their infection were allowed to leave the Cebu City Quarantine Center (CCQC) in this June 19 photo courtesy of Cebu City PIO

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Quarantine Center (CCQC) is now a hospital extension for the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC).

Yvonne Feliciano, the CCMC Administrator, said they have long been using the CCQC as an extension of past surges but the need arose once again with the recent rise in COVID-19 cases.

Since the CCMC can only handle a limited number of COVID-19 patients in their temporary facility at the old Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) building, there is a need for an extension.

Acting Mayor Michael Rama already instructed the completion of the second and third floors of the CCMC new building so more beds can be dedicated for the COVID-19 patients.

While construction is ongoing, the CCMC administration is planning to expand not only the CCQC’s isolation capacity but the CCMC old building as well.

As of now, the CCMC handles 20 cases of the COVID-19 at a time for severe cases, as those in recovery or only suffering moderate symptoms are transferred to the CCQC.

“So ato ra gyod ipuli-ipuli. If naay severe sa CCQC, dalhun nato sa CCMC. If ang naa sa CCMC moimprove na, itransfer na nato sa CCQC,” said Feliciano.

The administration plans to open at least 10 beds in the CCMC and another 150 beds in the CCQC totaling 30 available beds for CCMC and 250 to 300 available beds for CCQC.

Doctor Anton Oliver Reposar, the director of the CCMC said this would help the two facilities cater to more patients.

What the CCMC is avoiding is a similar scenario among hospitals in the city where patients are waiting in line for hours or days just to get admitted.

With the extensions and the completion of the new building’s second and third floors, CCMC assures that any patient with whatever symptom of COVID-19 will be catered for in the CCMC.

Reposar noted as well that the recent admission in the CCMC are unvaccinated individuals, which is why they encourage the public to register in the vaccination program and not miss the chance to get the jab.     /rcg

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