Cotabato COVID-19 facility are now full, oxygen supply running out

Cotabato COVID-19 facility are now full, oxygen supply running out

June 10, 2021 0 By The Sun Monitor
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COTABATO CITY – Isolation wards in central Mindanao’s main COVID-19 treatment facility are now full and their supply of oxygen is now running out.

In a statement dispatched to media, the management of the Cotabato Regional Medical Center (CRMC) said it also needs more ventilators for COVID-19 patients.

The isolation facilities in Maguindanao’s nearby South Upi and Sultan Kudarat towns of the Ministry of Health-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MOH-BARMM) are almost full.

Sources from central Mindanao’s medical community told reporters Tuesday, reagents for COVID-19 swab procedures and testing kits have run out.

Dozens of residents with flu symptoms need the tests.

Cotabato has logged a total of 2,936 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. Of these number, 419 are active. The death toll has reached 74 deaths.

Local officials urged residents of the city and nearby towns in Maguindanao province to adhere to government health protocols to prevent the situation from getting worse.

PHOTO: Pixabay photo

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