ZAMBOANGA

Barmm builds more Covid-19 isolation facilities

THE Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Barmm) announced that more coronavirus disease (Covid-19) isolation facilities in the region are nearing completion.

Barmm Inter-Agency Task Force Spokesperson Mohd Asnin Pendatun said they are targeting to have 600-bed capacity isolation facilities across the region, which include the two already-built in Maguindanao.

“This is in keeping with the hospital and technical requirements to make sure we cater to the needs of the patients who will be admitted to our isolation centers,” Pendatun said.

Barmm Public Works Minister Eduard Guerra said the isolation centers in the provinces of Basilan and Tawi Tawi are 80 to 90 percent complete, respectively, while the one in Lanao de Sur is 50 percent complete.

“This is on top of the various Covid-19 Ligtas Centers created by local government units,” Guerra said.

To date, Barmm has inaugurated two 100-bed isolation centers in Cotabato Sanitarium Hospital and Datu Blah Sinsuat District Hospital, both in the province of Maguindanao. (SunStar Zamboanga)


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