Daycare center, chapel converted into isolation facilities for Negros cops

Published April 24, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Glazyl Masculino

BACOLOD CITY – The Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) has converted a daycare center and an Adoration Chapel here as temporary isolation area or quarantine facility for its personnel who may manifest symptoms for suspected coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).


Col. Romeo Baleros, Negros Occidental police director, said that the two facilities were situated inside the provincial police headquarters at Camp Alfredo Montelibano Sr. in Barangay Estefania here.

Baleros said that the daycare center was already operational and can accommodate four to eight individuals. It is equipped with beds, blankets, two air-conditioned units and a comfort room.

Baleros said that the newly-constructed chapel is expected to be operational next week, which can accommodate five individuals. It is also equipped with the same facilities.

Four police nurses will be assigned to cater possible patients in each facility, Baleros said. They were provided with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including modified hospital gowns, face shields, hairnets, and face masks, he added.

He said that the conversion of these structures were made as part of their preparations since policemen are vulnerable and at risk for the suspected infection of COVID-19.

He said that policemen are exposed to different individuals while manning check-up points or while they are rendering their duties as among the frontliners in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.