The Iloilo City Government is planning to build a 1,000-bed isolation facility for COVID-positive patients. According to Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, the building will be nestled beside the proposed COVID19 Lab and Dormitory at the old site of the City Agriculturist Office in MH Del Pilar in Molo.
“The city COVID-19 team already met and decided that aside from laboratory and dormitory for medical technologists, we will also have our own isolation facility. It will have a pantry, comfort rooms, and a kitchen,” states Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas.
It can be recalled that the city government will have its own testing laboratory by July to pursue efforts in containing the spread of coronavirus disease. The proposed ‘Iloilo City COVID Lab and Dormitory’ were presented at the Iloilo City Hall last May 15 by Arch. Regi Gregorio and Arch. Jun Balinas from the City Engineer’s Office. Moreover, around Php 15 million was initially allotted for the project.
“It is difficult to have several separate isolation facilities for our operations. We have at St. Therese Hospital, Jubilee Hall, and UI-Phinma. If we need to isolate patients, we will have a place prepared for them,” Treñas adds. To date, St Therese MTCC Hospital houses five COVID positive patients and the Jubillee Hall has 25 persons under monitoring (PUMS).