LOOK: Hospital turns lounge to ward due to rising dengue cases in CDO

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 21 2019 03:08 AM

Young dengue patients sit on their beds in a makeshift dengue ward at the JR Borja General Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City. Cris Angelo Andrade, ABS-CBN News

The JR Borja General Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City turned its lounge as an extension of its dengue ward, amid the continuous rise of dengue cases in the city.

About 45 dengue patients were admitted Tuesday there, making the hospital's 4 dengue wards fully occupied.

Young dengue patients sit on their beds in a makeshift dengue ward at the JR Borja General Hospital in Cagayan de Oro City. Cris Angelo Andrade, ABS-CBN News

Dr. Ramon Nery, the hospital's head, said they have been preparing for the rise of dengue patients as it is the trend since then, that during the rainy season, cases are expected to rise.

According to Dr. Dave Mendoza, assistant regional health director of Northern Mindanao, they have been continuously monitoring the 40 government hospitals in the region to make sure there will be no patient surge. - Cris Angelo Andrade, ABS-CBN News