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Iloilo City eyes 1,000-bed isolation facility



THE Iloilo City Government will build a 1,000-bed isolation facility for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients.

Mayor Jerry Treñas said the building will be put up beside the proposed Covid-19 laboratory and dormitory at the old site of City Agriculturist's Office on MH del Pilar in Molo district.

"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," Treñas said.

"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," he added.

St. Therese MTCC Hospital currently accommodates three positive patients.

Jubilee Hall presently houses 18 persons under monitoring. (PR)


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