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APMC reach full capacity amid rising COVID-19 cases

MARAWI CITY (PIA)– The management of Amai Pakpak Medical Center (APMC) announced Monday, September 6, that the hospital’s coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) wards and intensive care unit (ICU) have reached its maximum capacity following the ongoing surge of COVID-19 cases in Lanao del Sur province and nearby cities and provinces.

In an advisory, the APMC management advised those experiencing COVID-19 symptoms to immediately seek medical care at the nearest Rural Health Units or other medical facilities in their respective area. 

Accordingly, APMC remains in a reduced operating capacity and cannot accommodate additional COVID-19 patients. This is to prioritize the medical needs of the currently admitted patients.

Moreover, APMC is experiencing a shortage of medical oxygen supply since its suppliers can no longer provide the needed oxygen requirement of the hospital.

APMC reported that the current total number of its COVID-19 hospital admission is now logged at 191 as of September 6 after 21 new patients were admitted on that day. Of the total admission, 59 patients are from Iligan City, 44 are from the different municipalities of Lanao del Sur, 37 from Marawi City, 22 from Lanao del Norte, two each from Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, and Davao City, one (1) from Zamboanga del Sur.

In addition, 22 healthcare workers are also isolated in APMC. (APB/PIA Lanao del Sur)