DPWH Completes 2 New COVID-19 Facilities in Bacolod City

Friday, March 26, 2021

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), through its continuous effort to assist local government units (LGUs) in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, has recently completed two (2) healthcare facilities in Bacolod City.

Secretary Mark A. Villar, citing reports from DPWH Regional Office 6 (DPWH-RO6) Director Lea N. Delfinado, said that the newly-completed facilities include the two-unit, 32-room container vans turned isolation/quarantine facilities in Barangay Alijis and 45-cubicle makeshift isolation/quarantine facility from an existing evacuation center in Barangay Vista Alegre.

The 32-room isolation/quarantine facilities in Brgy. Alijis supplements the existing two-unit facilities constructed in October 2020, Secretary Villar added.

Each constructed unit in Brgy. Alijis is composed of air-conditioned isolation rooms with individual comfort room, nurse station, utility/electrical room, male and female nurse quarters with individual comfort rooms, sanitation area, water tanks, standby generator, and distribution power transformer.

The management of both isolation/quarantine facilities were handed over to city government officials by DPWH Bacolod City District Engineering Office chief Jaime SJ Javellana, representing Secretary Villar and DPWH-RO6 Director Delfinado.

With these additional healthcare facilities, Secretary Villar hopes for a boost in the city’s preparation should there be a surge in COVID-19 cases in the city and nearby cities and towns.