Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Covid-19 survivors thank San Fernando LGU, frontliners

PAMPANGA. Three of 18 Covid-19 survivors express gratitude to the Local Government of San Fernando and the management and staff of the City’s Covid-19 Kalingang Fernandino Isolation Facility. The survivors were discharged from the CKFIF after they completed the 14-day mandatory quarantine period. (City of San Fernando Information Office)

SOME Covid-19 survivors have expressed their gratitude to the local government unit (LGU) and medical frontliners who were assigned at the City of San Fernando's isolation facility to help treat patients.

Jodel Baliguat, one of the 18 Covid-19 survivors discharged from the City of San Fernando Covid-19 Kalingang Fernandino Isolation Facility (CKFIF) on May 06, 2021, said he was satisfied with the treatment that the frontliners have given them as well as the services offered in the isolation facility.

“Kudos and job well-done po sa ating LGU. Hindi ko alam na mayroon palang ganitong facility ang LGU and with that thank you po sa lahat ng tumulong sa amin lalo na sa mga frontliners dito sa facility na tinuring kaming pamilya at hindi kami pinandirihan,” Baliguat added.

Another Covid-19 survivor, Shienna Marie Romero, also tearfully thanked frontliners in the facility that treated her with “kalingang Fernandino.”

City Mayor Edwin “EdSa” Santiago commended the management and staff of the CKFIF.

Around 131 frontliners, including medical doctors, nurses, garbage collectors, kitchen staff, housekeeping staff and security guards, among others, received certificates of recognition for their service to Covid-19 patients.

They also received gift certificates worth P2,000 from the LGU and shared from the 54 sacks of rice donated by private individuals, Jojo and Lito Sotto.

Through Resolution No. 2021-053, the Sangguniang Panlungsod commended the management and staff of the isolation facility for their competence, kind-heartedness, dedication and commitment to duty in handling Covid-19 patients.

A framed copy of the resolution was awarded to the frontliners.

As of this writing, there were at least 230 patients admitted to the facility free of charge while waiting to complete their quarantine and isolation period.

Patients are also afforded free check-ups, medicine, food, laundry, and swab tests.

The first Department of Health-accredited community isolation unit in the whole Central Luzon, the CKFIF continuously caters to Covid-19 asymptomatic patients or those with mild symptoms.

Starting with a 107-bed capacity, it is now increasing its beds to more than 220 as cases continue to spike.

The CKFIF is located at the City Civic Center (C3) in Barangay San Isidro.

C3 was built for the Fernandinos’ easy access to local government services but was used to house the isolation facility at the onset of the pandemic—an integral part of the LGU’s Covid-19 response and recovery efforts. (SunStar Pampanga)


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