The newly opened isolation facility for COVID-19 patients will bolster the city government’s response and fight against the pandemic, Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar said today.
“Nagpapasalamat po tayo sa DPWH (Department of Public Works and Highways) sa pagpapatayo nitong quarantine facility para sa mga pasyente. Our partnership with government agencies and the private sector is important as we pool our resources collectively to win the fight against the pandemic,” said Villar.
The isolation center located at the Goodyear Compound in Barangay Almanza Dos, known as LIGTAS-3, was inaugurated on Monday Nov. 16. It is made of 24 40-foot container vans donated by the Department of Public Works and Highways to the city government. The facility has a total of 99 rooms with provisions for complete healthcare amenities, air conditioning units, toilets, utilities and proper ventilation. A total of 96 rooms will be used for active COVID-19 cases, while the other rooms will be used as a nurse station and an X-ray room.
“This will contribute to the cause of decongesting our healthcare facilities as we hope to contain further infections through this dedicated center to COVID patients,” added the lone district representative.
Other isolation facilities were established in Barangays Daniel Fajardo and Talon Uno.
Earlier, the Villar family donated equipment to capacitate the Las Piñas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center in dealing with the pandemic.
Barangays Ilaya and Talon Kuatro are now COVID-free as they do not have active cases as of Monday.