Healthcare facilities turned over to Bacolod City

(From left) Bacolod City Administrator Em L. Ang, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia, Jr., DPWH Region-6 Director Lea N. Delfinado, Cong. Greg G. Gasataya, Bacolod City DEO District Engineer Jaime SJ. Javellana during the ribbon cutting ceremony. (Photo by Bacolod City DEO)

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-6 Regional Director Lea N. Delfinado recently turned to Bacolod City Local Government Unit the 2-unit, 32-room isolation/quarantine facilities (container vans) at Brgy. Alijis and the 45-cubicle makeshift isolation/quarantine facility (existing evacuation center) in Brgy. Vista Alegre.

Present during the turn-over were Bacolod City Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia, Bacolod Lone District Rep. Greg G. Gasataya, Bacolod City Administrator Em L. Ang, and District Engineer Jaime SJ Javellana of DPWH, Bacolod City District Engineering Office.

The 32-room isolation/quarantine facilities in Brgy. Alijis are an addition to the existing 2 units facilities, which were constructed in October 2020.

Each unit is composed of air-conditioned isolation rooms with individual comfort room, nurse station, utility/electrical room, male and female nurse quarters with individual comfort rooms, sanitation area, water tanks, standby generator, and distribution power transformer.

The 16-isolation room facility built by DPWH in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental to provide comfortable treatment facility to COVID-19 related cases. (Photo courtesy of DPWH, Bacolod City DEO)

“Here in Region 6, we have been undertaking series of turn over of these facilities so that our recipients can utilize them. This is one of the humble contributions of the Department in order to help curb the risk of exposing the patients to their family and the community, while they are undertaking medical treatment. This is to limit the spread of the virus here in Bacolod City,” Delfinado said.

On the other hand, the 45-cubicle isolation facility at Bacolod Evacuation Center in Brgy. Vista Alegre was also turned over to the Bacolod City LGU to boost the city’s preparation should there be a surge in COVID-19 cases in the city and nearby cities and towns.

DPWH is continuously providing healthcare facilities as its contribution towards the country’s efforts in fighting the pandemic. (DPWHR6/RPAIO)