There are enough isolation facilities in the province, Leyte guv assures
TACLOBAN CITY, July 8 (PIA) — Leyte Governor Leopoldo Dominico Petilla assured Leyteños that there are enough isolation centers in the different municipalities of the Leyte province that are ready for use should there be confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases.
Petilla even said in an interview that the quarantine facility identified by the province has not even been used, considering that Leyte towns have their own isolation facilities for their respective constituents.
However, the governor assured that the Leyte Provincial Quarantine Facility located at the Leyte Academic Gymnasium in Pawing, Palo, Leyte, is anytime ready to accept Persons Under Isolation (PUIs) and Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs), should there be such identified cases.
“We have enough quarantine facilities in the province. In fact, we have not even used the identified provincial isolation center at the Leyte Academic Center, considering that all municipalities have their own facilities,” he said. He added, “This isolation center is always ready anytime needed, though.”
According to Petillla, his office is regularly coordinating with the national government and has been assured of support, especially in these trying times of pandemic.
“We are constantly communicating with the national government through the National Inter-Agency Task Force, and they are always there to support us,” he said.
The Leyte governor likewise stressed that the provincial government has committed to provide all the medical needs of the health workers in the province, in their battle against the disease.
“The province will shoulder all the medical needs of health workers in their efforts to manage the health crisis,” he said.
He also disclosed that as an assistance, he had transferred his office, as former office has been designated as medical quarters for the health workers while on duty.
The governor informed he is confident that local government units, the municipal health workers and other frontliners have enough preparations and resources in adhering to the health protocols and systems. He only advised the public not to panic, instead cooperate and follow the protocols set by the Department of Health and its partner agencies.
“We must cooperate and strictly observe the protocols. Let us focus on our responsibilities and help one another as we fight against this disease.” (LDL/GTT/PIA-Leyte)