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P55-million isolation and treatment center for coronavirus disease in Sarangani to open early

ALABEL, Sarangani Province – Soon Alabel town, this province, will have the biggest and most modern facility for treating covid-19 patients, as health authorities are fasttracking the opening of said facility.

Dr Arvin Alejandro told the media here that the building has been completed and they are only waiting for the installation of vital equipment, internet connection, apparatus, and security cameras to complete the covid treatment facility and isolation lab.

The doctor said the building will be equipped with close-circuit or CCTV cameras as well as equipped with the wifi system.

Sangguniang Panlalawigan or provincial board’s regular session, he said: “The installation could take 12 to 14 days so we’re targeting the third week (of August) for the occupancy and operationalization.”

It was learned that the construction phase of the facility started in October last year and was even due for completion on January2021.

The facility, Dr Alejandro said, will be named as Sarangani Covid-19 Center since it was built for the purpose of giving the people in the province who were contracted with the virus, to have a spaceous place for admittance and treatment.

Sarangani Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon has greatly helped for the speedy and final construction phase which were delayed due to some concerns that weren’t addressed properly.

Gov Chiongbian has referred the concerns to the DPWH Central Office, in which the national office also acted on the problems and expedited the construction immediately.

The P55-million covid treatment facility is set to be inaugurated in August, this year.

Dr Aileen Brion, Healthcare facility chief said once operational, the center will cater to 50-80 covid-19 patients although the facility is designed to accommodate at least 100 patients. PNA

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