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Iloilo City eyes 1,000-bed quarantine facility

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The Iloilo City Government will build a 1,000-bed isolation facility for coronavirus-positive patients.

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, according to Mayor Jerry Treñas.

“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 also said. (https://bit.ly/2ZEh19o)

“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, meanwhile, houses 18 persons under monitoring.