THE healthcare utilization rate in the city is now at moderate risk following the downtrend of COVID-19 incidence across the past weeks.
According to City Health Officer Dr. Rowena Galpo, the healthcare utilization rate in the city, which hit as high as nearly 98 percent, has dropped to a lower 63.73 percent on average across all of the city’s healthcare facilities.
The occupancy of isolation beds in the city’s healthcare facilities is around 73.15 percent, while available wards are 43.46 percent occupied. The city’s intensive care unit (ICU) beds are 77.94 percent occupied and the utilization of the city’s mechanical ventilators is at 53.7 percent.
Both Pines City Doctors Hospital and the Saint Louis University (SLU) Hospital of the Sacred Heart are currently fully occupied, while Notre Dame de Chartres Hospital’s 125 bed capacity is at 68 percent occupancy. Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) with 600 beds has 59.91 percent occupancy, while the Baguio Medical Center (BMC) with its 24 beds is at 25 percent occupancy.
Meanwhile, utilization of the city’s isolation units has dropped to an average of 23.7 percent across the various facilities.
The most occupied isolation facility is the Roxas Hall in Baguio Teachers’ Camp at 25.9 percent occupancy, while the Laurel Dormitory, tagged as an isolation facility for healthcare workers, is at 16.8 percent occupancy.
The city’s central triage quarantine facility remains empty to date.