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.