MANILA, Philippines—The Department of Health (DOH) reminded hospitals of protocol which would send to quarantine persons showing mild or no symptoms of COVID-19 to keep beds available to those severely ill.
Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire told reporters on Wednesday (July 8) that the department had reiterated the protocol to chiefs of hospitals in the National Capital Region (NCR), which is seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Vergeire said the protocol was meant to keep beds available to those who really needed hospitalization.
She added quickly, though, that the protocol doesn’t give hospitals authority to reject outright patients who …
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