MANDAUE City’s new quarantine facility at Norkis Park along Plaridel St. in Barangay Looc will be ready to accept confirmed coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients by the end of October.
This, after Mayor Jonas Cortes together with personnel from the Emergency Operations Center and the Department of General Services checked the facility on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.
According to John Eddu Ibañez, Cortes’ executive secretary, patient beds have yet to be delivered and electric fans still have to be installed.
However, once completed, officials said the facility will offer holistic care to patients taking into account both their physical and mental well-being while quarantined.
The first phase of the isolation facility can accommodate a total of 60 Covid-19 patients with separate sections for male and female.
Norkis Park also has facilities for exercise and a garden.
Meanwhile, the isolation facility built at the former Cebu North Bus Terminal in Barangay Subangdaku will be turned over by the Department of Public Works and Highways on Oct. 23 to the Mandaue City Government.
Following the pandemic, Mandaue City started to develop the terminal into an isolation facility.
According to Ibañez the Department of Health 7 will inspect the area before the start of its operation.
With the city’s Covid-19 cases dropping every day, Ibañez said the facility will just be placed on standby.
Mandaue City recorded 95 active Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.
A total of 2,105 patients recovered while the city recorded a total of 155 Covid-19-related deaths.
Cortes attributed the drop in the number of active cases to health workers from the private and public sectors working together in the fight against the virus. (KFD)