BACOLOD CITY, Oct. 29 (PIA) -- The Coordinated Operations to Defeat Epidemic (CODE) Team of the National Task Force Against COVID-19 is
expected to visit Bacolod City and Negros Occidental to inaugurate the healthcare facilities here.
The CODE Team, led by Deputy Chief Implementer and Testing Czar Secretary Vivencio B. Dizon, is set to inaugurate the Off-site Dormitory for Medical Workers at Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital (TLJPH) in Silay City; the Off-site Dormitory for Medical Workers at Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital (CLMMRH) in Bacolod City; and the two sets of Quarantine/Isolation Facilities at Barangay Alijis, also in Bacolod City.
Dizon will be with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) head for Task Force on National and Local Health Facilities Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain, Department of the Interior and Local Government Undersecretary Ricojudge Janvier Echiverri, Bases Conversion and Development Authority Vice President Arrey Perez, and officials from the Department of Health to have a dialogue with officials of the local government units here for the needed responses from the national government to fight against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar announced in September that DPWH COVID-19 response is underway in Negros Occidental with the construction of various healthcare facilities in Bacolod City and other areas of the province.
Villar then assigned Usec. Sadain as head of DPWH Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of National and Local Health Facilities, who reported the construction of 109-bed capacity for Bacolod City which include the two sets of a total of 32-bed quarantine isolation facility in Barangay Alijis and the off-site dormitory with 32-bed capacity at CLMMRH that are set for turn-over October 30.
Meanwhile the 32-bed capacity Off-site Dormitory for Medical Workers at TLJPH in Silay City is just part of the total 253-bed capacity isolation facilities to be built in other parts of Negros Occidental.
Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr. and Usec Sadain had earlier signed a memorandum of agreement with Bacolod City mayor Evelio Leonardia for the facility administration by the city government once the on-going two sets of isolation facility with total capacity of 32 beds at Barangay Alijis, Bacolod City are completed by DPWH Region 6 headed by Director Lea Delfinado.*(JBG/EAD-PIA6 Negros Occidental)