ILOILO CITY—A newly-built facility intended to temporarily house those who have coronavirus disease (COVID-19) or those who are suspected to have the virus has been opened in the island province of Guimaras.
This was after the Western Visayas regional office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-6) turned over the facility to the Provincial Government of Guimaras located at the Capitol complex in Jordan, the capital town of Guimaras.
“We really need this facility to help stop local transmission of COVID-19 in Guimaras. We can only do this if we isolate immediately the positive cases. This will also ease the burden of the provincial government in fighting COVID-19,” said Gov. Samuel Gumarin during the February 25 turnover ceremony.
The 16-room isolation facility can serve those who needed to be quarantined from the towns of Jordan, Buenavista, Nueva Valencia, San Lorenzo, and Sibunag.
The COVID-19 facility also has a male and female doctors’ quarters, nurses’ station and own restrooms.
The turnover ceremony was also attended by DPWH-6 Regional Director Lea Delfinado, Rep. Ma. Lucille Nava, Vice Gov. John Edward Gando and members of the Guimaras Provincial Board.