The Quezon City government is renovating its quarantine facilities to decongest the local hospitals amid the increase in the number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the city.
Mayor Joy Belmonte said on Thursday, April 15, in a virtual press conference that they are renovating the facilities to address the needs of mild COVID patients.
“Yung mga facilities na currently ginagawa natin at nire-renovate natin kung dati kurtina lang siya ngayon ay dormitory space na siya. May sari-sariling kwarto na siya, may wifi na siya, may pagkain, may vitamins (The facilities that we are currently building and renovating have now dormitory space. The patient has his own room, wifi, food,vitamins),” she said.
“May full medical staff to look after their needs para na rin siyang nasa hospital pero not for severe cases,” she added.
She also said that they will add 10 beds per hospital to accommodate more severe COVID-19 patients.
“Through that solution, we also hope to be able to triage better para ‘yung mga taong hindi naman nangangailangan talaga ng hospitalization ay mag-step down na sa ating isolation facilities (Through that solution, we also hope to be able to triage better so that those who do not really need hospitalization will step down to our isolation facilities.),” she further said.