MPIC COVID facility focuses on pandemic patients spike
OLLH is a 230-bed capacity level 3 hospital operated by the Metro Pacific group. “MPHHI, including OLLH, is one with the government in preventing the spread of the pandemic in the country,” Augusto Palisoc Jr., CEO of MPHHI, said. Since its designation on March 23 as referral center, the number of its confirmed COVID patients has grown by four times until early this month. It initially opened its doors to 9 confirmed patients which spiked to 41 by June 5. Likewise, probable COVID cases has grown more than 12 times. from only 12 patients, when the center opened in March, to 150 by June 5. To accommodate the increasing number of COVID patients in the facility, OLLH has opened multiple wards to separate patients of different symptom profiles. Aside from wards for COVID confirmed patients, there are separate dedicated quarantine wards for suspect cases, wards for patients developing respiratory problems thus classified as probable cases, and wards for healthcare professional (HCPs) and healthcare workers (HCWs).