COVID-19 task force lauds Parañaque LGU for beefing up isolation facilities
PARAÑAQUE CITY, Aug. 29 — National Action Plan (NAP) against COVID-19 Chief Implementer Carlito G. Galvez, Jr. lauded the local government of Parañaque for building more isolation facilities dedicated for patients stricken by the corona virus disease.
“This move is among the best practices LGUs across the country can replicate as they scale up their respective COVID-19 response efforts,” Galvez said during a visit to the city on Friday.
The chief implementer, together with Parañaque Mayor Edwin Olivarez, Parañaque First District Representative Eric Olivarez, and City Health Officer Dr. Olga Virtusio, led the inauguration of a 56-bed quarantine facility located at the Parañaque City College.
“Nakita natin na madaling gagaling ang pasyente dito kasi maganda ang accomodation, may sariling CR (comfort room) at bidet pa,” he said.
The group also inspected the ongoing construction of a 200-bed isolation facility for novel coronavirus-positive patients located within the compound of the old Air Force One nightclub.
Meanwhile, the Ospital ng Parañaque II, located in Barangay Don Bosco, is also upgrading its facilities, and will soon be having at least 100 COVID-dedicated beds, including a molecular laboratory and an expanded critical care facility.
“Ang commitment natin kay Secretary Galvez, ma-open ang molecular lab at ‘yung expansion ng third floor by September,” Olivarez said. (PIA-NCR)