Isko Photo shows Mayor Isko Moreno at the MCFH Hospital before it began operations. With him are hospital director Dr. Arlene Dominguez, city engineer Armand Andres and city architect Pepito Balmoris. Photo by JERRY S. TAN

Isko bares MCFH success rate among COVID patients

July 12, 2021 Itchie G. Cabayan 226 views

THE Manila COVID-19 Field Hospital (MCFH) in Luneta had 118 admissions in just two weeks.

Thus stated Mayor Isko Moreno, who said that based on a report given by MCFH Director Dr. Arlene Dominguez, a total of 44 patients have already recovered out of the said total number.

Fortunately, Moreno said that so far, none of the patients being taken care of in the said hospital have turned severe or critical and that the MCFH has a 100 percent success rate.

The MCFH, although purposely built to accommodate mild to moderate cases of COVID-19, is also equipped with one oxygen per bed in case a patient’s condition turns severe or critical which Moreno said is always considered as a possibility.

Dominguez reported to Moreno that so far, the referral system being utilized in the hospital operations had proven to be very smooth and efficient.

“Patient satisfaction is super. They all have nothing but good things to say,” Dominguez said.

Under the system being employed, the six city-owned hospitals refer to the MCFH mild to moderate COVID cases for treatment. These hospitals are the Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center (GABMMC), Ospital ng Tondo, Justice Abad Santos General Hospital, Ospital ng Sampaloc, Ospital ng Maynila and the Sta. Ana Hospital.

The MCFH, which has a 344-beds capacity, was conceptualized by Moreno in an effort to declog the city-run hospitals of mild to moderate COVID patients so they can focus on other illnesses that also require immediate attention.

The mayor also noted reports that some patients refuse to go to the hospitals for their needed check-up and treatment for fear of getting infected with COVID-19.