THE Province of Guimaras together with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) inaugurated the newly built quarantine facility in the Capitol Grounds in San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras on February 25, 2021.
The ceremony was attended by DPWH-Western Visayas Director Lea N. Delfinado, Guimaras Representative Ma. Lucille L. Nava, Governor Samuel T. Gumarin, and Vice Governor lawyer John Edward G. Gando.
Also in attendance were Hon. Cyril Beltran, Raymund Gavileño, Karen Kay Gadnanan and Marilou Delumpa, who are Members of the 9th Sangguniang Panlalawigan of the Province of Guimaras.
Reverend Jose Alex Serania led the blessing of the facility that was designed to augment the existing quarantine facilities in the province.
The 16-room isolation facility is intended for Covid-19 patients in the island who are asymptomatic.
It has male and female doctors' quarters, nurses' station, while every room is airconditioned and has its own comfort room. The facility is equipped with generator.
Gumarin expressed gratitude to the DPWH for providing the province with additional isolation facility.
The said amenity will enhance the province's readiness to battle the COVID-19 pandemic according to the Governor.
"Nagapasalamat gid kita sa Department of Public Works and Highways, one of our development partners. Kinahanglan gid naton ini para ma-arrest ang local transmission sang virus diri sa probinsiya. We can only do this kun ma-isolate naton gilayon ang aton mga positive cases. With this facility mapahagan-hagan ang burden sang Provincial Government of Guimaras sa pag-away sini nga pandemya," Gumarin said.
Alongside the isolation facility in the Municipality of Jordan, the DPWH also turned over the isolation 16-bed facility built in the Municipality of Buenavista. (PR)