By writer to cebudailynews.inquirer.net
CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Metropolis Quarantine Heart (CCQC) on the North Reclamation Space will likely be expanded to have the ability to accommodate extra Coronavirus Illness 2019 (COVID-19) sufferers, particularly front-liners who might contract the illness.
Mayor Edgardo Labella mentioned on Friday, August 19, 2020, that the CCQC will be capable of accommodate 200 further beds for the COVID-19 delicate to reasonably symptomatic sufferers as soon as the growth is finished.
He mentioned the expanded space will even embrace a separate dormitory for front-liners who might contract the illness.
“Ato makita kining 200 models. Mao ning atong himoong quarters sa mga frontliners kay we should always give them sufficient help as a result of they’re risking their lives for the pandemic,” mentioned Labella.
(We will see 200 models. It will turn out to be the quarters for the frontliners as a result of we should always give them sufficient help as a result of they’re risking their lives for the pandemic.)
As well as, 5 dialysis models will likely be positioned within the expanded space of the CCQC.
In two weeks, the dialysis middle will likely be practical. Will probably be used solely for COVID-19 dialysis sufferers. One other dialysis middle will likely be established at a mall within the metropolis for non-COVID-19 dialysis sufferers.
Whereas the development of the expanded areas are ongoing, CCQC Administrator Yvonne Cania mentioned that they’ve briefly stopped receiving sufferers.
They’re attempting to improve the middle to a Stage II facility to decongest the hospitals and permit the well being system a time to get well from being overwhelmed final June 2020.
Cania mentioned as soon as the growth is accomplished, the ability can cater to extreme circumstances of the COVID-19.
Labella mentioned that primarily based on the info submitted by the hospitals, the COVID-19 occupancy in Cebu Metropolis hospitals are right down to 40 p.c.
The mayor mentioned town can’t be complacent since most COVID-19 circumstances within the provinces in Central Visayas are being taken to Cebu Metropolis for hospitalization.
With the growing variety of circumstances in Cebu, Negros Oriental, Bohol, and now even Siquijor, he expects extra sufferers to return in.
Labella assured the general public that the growth will likely be accomplished earlier than August ends. /bmjo
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