MALAYBALAY CITY – In order to effectively combat the continuing threats of covid-19 and its dangerous mutations, the City Government of Malaybalay has constructed a pre-fabricated quarantine facility.
In a press statement sent to MDNN, City Mayor Florencio T. Flores said the facility was prioritized since last year and now its nearing 100 percent completion.
“In response to the increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and the impending threat of another coronavirus variant, the city government of Malaybalay has been doubling its efforts to stop COVID spread by enhancing its quarantine and treatment facilities,” the mayor pointed.
He also said that the quarantine facility located in Barangay Patpat was realized thru the Office of Civil Defense under the “Bayanihan: We Heal as One Act” Act.
Prior to the start of the project, the mayor has directed the City Engineering Office to develop a workable 8-unit prefabricated container COVID-19 quarantine facility equipped with an air-conditioning system and individual comfort rooms.
Mayor Flores also said that the project costed P6 Million and it is ready to accommodate 16 patients based on the guidelines of the Department of Health.
Right now the project is 70 percent completed, according to Disaster Response Vice-chairman Roberto Flores, who inspected recently the project at Ligtas COVID Center in Patpat village.
“This would augment the existing local quarantine and isolation facilities at LCC, Pelot’s, TESDA Training Center, and the province’s Wellness and Reintegration Center,” the Mayor explained.
Meanwhile, the City Mayor reiterated his challenge to the city residents to continue observing health protocols and prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease.