NAVAL, Biliran, July 23 – The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)- Biliran District Engineering Office (BDEO) is constructing quarantine facilities in two locations in Naval town for Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) positive cases.
The said facilities constructed at Sitio Dapdap, Brgy.Agpangi and in Brgy. Larrazabal, both in Naval town has a total contract amount of P7.388M.
David P. Adongay Jr. District Engineer (DE) said that these quarantine facilities will be used to isolate COVID-19 positive patients in this province to control the spread of the virus.
Adongay revealed that the existing evacuation center at Sitio Dapdap, Brgy. Agpangi was converted into an isolation facility for COVID-19 infected. This facility has 28 divisions to accommodate a maximum of 28 patients. Each division will be provided with one bed, one side table, one chair and one cabinet.
Aside from the existing Comfort Rooms (C.R) of the building, the district office also constructed additional C.R for male and female.
DE Adongay emphasized that outside of this quarantine facility building, a separate room for decontamination, donning, doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and triage are constructed for medical care professionals. Two rooms are also reserved for health care professionals as sleeping quarters, one for male and one for female equipped with two beds and one side table each.
At Brgy. Larrazabal, 15 isolation tents are on-going on installation that can accommodate a maximum of 28 COVID-19 infected.
According to Adongay, seven of the 15 tents are intended for COVID-19 patients. Each tents can accommodate four patients and will be provided with four beds, four chairs, four side tables and four cabinets.
Adongay said that there will also be a decontamination tent, a disinfecting area tent, a donning/ doffing tent, a triage tent, a kitchen/food storage/pantry tent, camp management area tent, and two sleeping quarters tent for male and female medical care professionals.
Two concrete CRs are also constructed for male and female.
“The said projects are smoothly implemented and being fast-track for completion on August 10, 2020,” said Adongay.
The district engineer conducts inspection on the said facilities on July 16, 2020.
“The project is now 71.70% completed,” he revealed.
To date, Biliran Province has no active case of COVID-19 positive based on the latest report by the Department of Health (DOH)-Eastern Visayas (EV) released on July 15, 2020.