THE Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital (JJASGH) in Binondo, Manila temporarily closed its doors to pregnant women starting noon yesterday as it said its maternity ward has reached an occupancy rate of 137 percent.
It asked expectant mothers go to other hospitals in the city.
In an advisory, the hospital said 75 pregnant women are currently in the maternity ward although there are only 59 beds.
“Ang occupancy rate ng mga kama para sa mga nanganak ay 137 na porsiyento (The occupancy rate of the beds is now at 137 percent),” the hospital management said.
It said the maternity ward will reopen after the hospital has sent home women who have delivered.
“Magbubukas pong muli ang paanakan ng hospital kapag nakapag-pauwi na kami ng mga nanganak na pasyente at sanggol,” it added.