Pasay City government to set up two additional quarantine facilities

Published April 15, 2021, 1:44 PM

by Jean Fernando

The Pasay City government is planning to set up two additional quarantine facilities with 100 beds each.

Pasay City Mayor Emi Calixto-Rubiano, in an interview with ANC’s Market Edge, said the city has four quarantine facilities located at the Pasay City Sports Complex with 60 beds,  Burgos Elementary School with 44, SM Mall of Asia with 132, and Folk Arts Theater with 97.

Rubiano said that at the peak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections that reached more than 1,000, the city government sought the assistance of Oplan Kalinga in transporting COVID-19 patients to as far as Batangas.

Based on the latest report, the city’s four quarantine facilities now have vacancies, which local authorities said is a sign that the city is “slowly winning the battle against COVID-19.”

Pasay City Sports Complex now has 15 bed vacancies, Burgos Elementary has 22 vacancies; SM Mall of Asia has 13, and Folk Arts Theater has 11 vacancies.   

She said the plan of building two new quarantine facilities with 100 beds each will help the city government immediately isolate individuals who contracted the virus.

To help the city augment the needs of the city’s COVID-19 patients, the mayor said she hired several medical staff who will attend to patients with COVID-19 virus.

Rubiano said the city government also asked the help of the Department of Health (DOH) and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for the deployment of additional medical staff to help the city in bringing down its virus cases.  

As of April 15, the City Health Office (CHO) reported that the city recorded 499 active cases with 53 new cases.