Bacoor LIGTAS COVID-19 CENTER formally launched
BACOOR CITY, Cavite Jun 4 (PIA) — The city government here formally launched the LIGTAS COVID-19 CENTER as part of its counter measures against the coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic.
The center composed of the newly renovated Cavite Mayors League Building, a newly-constructed covered court, and newly-installed container vans was inaugurated to serve as the city’s additional isolation and quarantine facilities.
Located in front of the Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital (STRH), container vans were converted to temporary shelter modular houses equipped with 20 hospital beds and common bathrooms that will cater to mild and asymptomatic COVID-19 positive patients in the city and a provision for nurses’ station and doctors’ lounge.
The facility was completed thru the efforts of the city government and donations from Future Home Co. Ltd., Almextech Inc., and the Jesus V. Del Rosario Foundation, Inc. who worked together to build the air-conditioned container rooms in just over a month.
Meanwhile, the newly renovated Cavite Mayors League Building can accommodate 20 patients while the renovation of the STRH has allowed for an additional 50-bed capacity rooms for asymptomatic, mild to severe positive COVID-19 patients.
Bacoor City Mayor Lani-Mercado Revilla led the blessing and turnover ceremony along with Department of Health Regional Director Dr. Eduardo Janairo and STRH Director Dr. Ephraim Rubiano and other DOH and STRH officials.
According to the latest data from the Bacoor Covid-19 Task Force and the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU), the city recorded a total of 127 COVID-19 positive cases, 71 recoveries, 45 are active cases, and 11 fatalities from the disease.
Mayor Revilla said “Targeted mass testing of our frontliners are now being conducted, thus there will always be the possibility of an increase in the number of cases which I pray would not happen. If this happens, early detection of the new cases would be the answer followed by the immediate isolation and proper treatment until they fully recover.”
“After the strict implementation of social distancing in the city, we are now focusing on increasing our capacity for health concerns and addressing them. Beside the temporary isolation and quarantine facilities from the use of the existing hotels, motels, and inns in the city, we are now able to have our own Ligtas COVID-19 Center,” the mayor concluded. (Ruel Francisco, PIA-Cavite with report from Bacoor Information Office)