By Antonio Colina IV
DAVAO CITY – The city government of Davao has opened three new facilities to house the growing number of persons under investigation (PUIs) for coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) infection.
Mayor Sara Duterte said the identified PUI facilities were the Malagos Rehabilitation Center, La Vida Hotel, and the Alternative Learning School (ALS) located just beside People’s Park.
All these centers passed the “final inspection” to accommodate PUIs, and would be provided with any other needs by the local government immediately.
She added the city has complied with the basic equipment requirements asked for by the Department of Health (DOH) before accommodating patients, who will be identified by the doctors of Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) whether they should be housed at the PUI centers or not.
At least 28 PUIs will be confined at the Malagos Rehabilitation Center, a two-story 350-bed drug treatment and rehabilitation center opened to support the Duterte administration’s anti-illegal drug campaign.
The two-story Davao rehabilitation center, funded by the Resorts World Foundation in coordination with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), is being constructed on a 19,909-square meter lot in Malagos. The facility also has an infirmary, administrative office, staff quarters, dormitory, laundry area, dining hall, and recreation area, among others.