PRC augments hospital capacity at Lung Center of the Philippines
Philippine Red Cross (PRC) opens emergency field hospital at Lung Center of the Philippines
MANILA – The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) opened its emergency field hospital (EFH) with 18 tents at the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) compound to augment the growing requirements for hospital beds as COVID-19 cases continue to surge.
PRC Chairman/CEO and Senator Richard Gordon ordered the immediate deployment of the EFH to serve as extension for LCP to attend to the increasing demand for hospital beds. This will help LCP have more space to admit more serious cases in need of hospital care.
“We built 18 Red Cross emergency field hospital tents at the Lung Center of the Philippines which will be utilized as extension, triage, nurse station and x-ray area. This is the immediate response for additional bed requirements as COVID-19 cases continue to rise,” he said in his social media accounts.
The field hospital has 64-beds with oxygen tanks, ECG machine, PPV and intubation set. Automated External Defibrillator, and other basic ward facilities to serve mild to severe cases. It has air-conditioning units for proper ventilation.
They conducted a simulation exercise to assure proper coordination and dynamics of the operation flow between the LCP and the EFH. The was attended by PRC Chair Senator Richard Gordon, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte, Lung Center Executive Director Dr. Vincent Balanag, Jr. and IATF Vice Chair and Testing Czar Vince Dizon. (Melo M. Acuña)
PRC Chairman/CEO and Senator Richard Gordon. (File Photo/Melo Acuna)