City Hall eyes 1,000-bed isolation facility

The Iloilo City Government will build a 1,000-bed isolation facility for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients.

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas said the building will be located beside the proposed COVID-19 Lab and Dormitory at the old site of the City Agriculturist’s Office at MH del Pilar in Molo district.

“The city COVID-19 team already met and decided that aside from laboratory and dormitory for medical technologists, we will also have our own isolation facility. It will have a pantry, comfort rooms and a kitchen,” Treñas said.

“It is difficult to have several separate isolation facilities for our operations. We have at St. Therese Hospital, Jubilee Hall, and UI-Phinma. If we need to isolate patients, we will have a place prepared for them,” he added.

St. Therese MTCC Hospital currently accommodates three positive patients.

Jubilee Hall presently houses 18 Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs). (Iloilo City PIO)