The National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) has reached full capacity again due to the surge in cases of Covid-19.

“This is to inform the general public that the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI), has already reached full capacity in the utilization of the designated beds for COVID-19 patients
as of today, 25 March 2021,” the NKTI said in a statement on Thursday.

The Institute also said that the infection rate among health care workers, particularly with frontline personnel, significantly increased in the last two weeks.

NKTI advised the public and other health care facilities to refer their critically ill, probable, or suspected Covid-19 patients to other health care facilities.

Despite this, the NKTI said its emergency room staff would continue to manage renal emergency cases and post-kidney transplant patients.

“Our facility will undergo scheduled decontamination in all areas. We appeal to everyone to cooperate and observe all precautionary measures to stop Covid-19 transmission,” the statement added.

The Philippines has recorded 693,048 confirmed Covid-19 cases, of which 8.773 were active cases. Jade Veronique V. Yap