Isolation units in city down to 2
The city government will maintain the operation of two isolation units for returning Overseas Filipino workers and suspected and probable Covid-19 patients.
City Health Services Office Head Rowena Galpo said the 939-bed capacity of various isolation centers in the city was reduced to a 360-bed capacity for the two isolation units that remain operational.
She reported the 417-bed Hernandez and Romulo halls of the Baguio Teachers Camp, the 101-bed Laurel Dormitory, the 30-bed Ferionni Apartment, and the 60-bed Eurotel have been closed.
Galpo said only the Baguio city Community Isolation Unit at the former Sto. Nino Hospital and the Magsaysay Hall of the Baguio Teachers Camp are operational.
The city government, through the funds provided by the Department of Public Works and Highways, procured hospital beds distributed to the isolation units.
He said with the closure of most of the isolation units, the city will try to take into custody the medical beds for possible distribution to the various district health centers that need these.
Galpo said most of the personnel from the closed isolation units had been reassigned to the different vaccination centers to help in the vaccination program while some are helping at the city’s central triage center at the Baguio Convention Center. – PIO release