Some NKTI patients lie on the ground, sleep in the open due to occupancy surge


MANILA, Philippines — As hospitals battled the explosion of COVID-19 cases and shortage of beds, many patients may have been forced to stay outside or lay on the ground while receiving treatment. Photos sent to INQUIRER.net by a netizen showed harrowing conditions at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) in Quezon City, where patients had been sleeping in the open at the facility or were being treated there in wheelchairs. One of the photos showed a makeshift tent with ER patients sitting in wheelchairs rather than hospital beds as they should. INQUIRER.net contacted NKTI, and they admitted they were working way over capacity when it came to COVID-19 units an…

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Capital Economics sees 7.5% GDP growth

Credit to Author: Anna Leah E. Gonzales| Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 16:19:22 +0000

Capital Economics on Thursday downgraded its 2021 Philippine economic growth forecast, noting that the country will likely experience the slowest recovery in Southeast Asia. In a report, the London-based consultancy firm said the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to grow by 7.5 percent, down from the earlier 9.5 percent forecast. “A failure to […]

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