P10M coronavirus facility to open in San Carlos City


San Carlos City, Negros Occidental is constructing a P10-million coronavirus disease (Covid-19) facility in the vicinity of the city’s sports complex in Barangay Rizal.

Mayor Renato Gustilo said on Wednesday that the city government decided to have one because school buildings can no longer be used as quarantine facilities once classes start.

“Phase 1 of the temporary Covid-19 facility is almost finished,” said Gustilo.

The mayor inspected the construction site last July 27. (

The facility being built on a 759.6 square-meter lot will have two isolation buildings and four buildings for persons under investigation.

The construction is now 80 percent complete, according to project engineer Jasper Lampute.

The Covid-19 facility is being funded through the city’s 20 percent development fund under the construction development of the hospital/anti-COVID program.

As of Tuesday, San Carlos City has 21 confirmed cases and recorded the province’s first Covid-19 death recently.