MMDA establishes isolation facility for its employees exposed to COVID-19
PASIG CITY, May 7 (PIA)–The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has built an isolation facility to accommodate its asymptomatic employees exposed to cases of corona virus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
MMDA Chair Danilo Lim said, the Agency built its own COVID-19 isolation facility to serve as temporary holding area for their own employees who need to undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine in accordance with the Department of Health’s protocols.
The newly-constructed isolation facility, with a lot area of approximately 800 square meters, is located at the Agency’s headquarters in Makati City.
The facility has been divided into two sections: one for those with negative rapid test result and the other for those with positive result and/or awaiting PCR (throat swab) result.
Each section of the isolation facility has a 24-bed capacity equipped with shower rooms, comfort rooms and lavatories. The rooms are fully-air conditioned, with wi-fi connection and will be regularly cleaned and sanitized.
The Agency’s Covid Committee, in coordination with the Medical Clinic and Administrative Services, will be managing the isolation facilities.
“An MMDA employee exposed to a COVID-19 case without any symptom will be made to undergo rapid test at MMDA and when the result is negative, the employee will be admitted to the isolation facility for the mandatory 14 day quarantine period as a precautionary measure per DOH protocol” Lim said.
Those with symptoms will be immediately referred to an appropriate DOH/LGU COVID 19 facility.
According to Lim, MMDA employees who are waiting for the release of their PCR (throat swab) results will also be accommodated at the isolation facility.
“As the MMDA Chairman, my primary concern is to ensure the health and safety of our personnel including their families during this unprecedented public health crisis. Much has been done already and having these isolation facilities greatly remind our personnel that we are always looking after their immediate need and welfare” Lim pointed out. (MMDA/PIA-NCR)