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DOH-CALABARZON inaugurates Lumban COVID Isolation Facility in Laguna

QUEZON CITY --Department of Health (DOH)- CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) today led the blessing and inauguration of the Lumban Isolation Facility, a first class temporary treatment and monitoring facility (TTMF) for Covid-19 patients in the town of Lumban in Laguna.

The facility has a 25-bed capacity that will serve residents of the municipality who will be affected by the Covid virus.

“Napakaimportante na bawat bayan ay magkaroon ng sariling isolation facility upang mayroong mapaglagyan sa mga pasyente na mahahawaan ng Covid virus. Ang layunin po nito ay upang makontrol po natin ang pagdami at pagkalat ng virus sa komunidad.”

“This facility will also help in preventing hospitals and medical staff from getting overwhelmed in case of an increase in the number of Covid patients,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated during the ceremony.

“The Lumban Isolation Facility will operate to cater to direct or possible contact, suspect, probable, and confirmed COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms,” Magpantay emphasized.

She added that the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) has provided assistance by donating wheel chairs and glucometers for the facility. The regional office also sent medicines and other medical assistance.

Lumban Mayor Rolando G. Ubatay gratefully extended his appreciation and gratitude to Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo and Laguna Provincial DOH Officer Gigi G. Janairo for their initiative and support in the accomplishment of the project.

“Karamihan sa ating mga Covid patients ay mayroong mild symptoms at ang iba naman ay asymptomatic. Most do not need to be hospitalized. And some may not able to isolate themselves at home because they have no available room which puts family members at risk of infection. Dito natin sila ngayon dadalhin sa facility na ito.”

The Lumban Isolation Facility will be managed by the local government unit of Lumban. It was funded under the Bayanihan 2 and constructed through the initiative of DOH-CALABARZON under the DOH Health Facilities Enhancement Program with a budget of P10 million pesos.

According to Regional TTMF (Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities) Lead Coordinator (TTMF) and Medical Officer IV Restituta G. Magpantay, patients who will choose to stay at the facility should coordinate or contact their Barangay Health Emergency Response Team (BHERT) for referral.

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