Tabuk City eyes opening of 100-bed treatment facility this month
CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, Feb. 17 (PIA) –The city eyes opening of its 100-bed capacity treatment and isolation facility by end of this month.
Mayor Darwin C. Estranero sees this as a breakthrough in the city’s anti-COVID-19 response as the facility would provide more efficient management of COVID-19 patients.
The project is in answer to the city’s pressing need for treatment and isolation shelter where schools are temporarily being used amid the continued rise in COVID-19 cases, Estranero said.
Another project seen to be unveiled is the RT-PCR test lab of the city, also on the same site.
With this, swab test results can be out earlier compared to the usual 3-4 days when samples are brought for testing in Baguio City or Cagayan Valley Medical Center.
Estranero said the test lab will be opened to other municipalities strengthening the province’s immediate response for COVID-19 patients.
In a related report, the three-week enhanced community quarantine lockdown here has been lifted and the city is now under general community quarantine (GCQ) from February 15 until end of the month.
Because of continued rise in COVID-19 cases, Estranero called on residents to strictly follow health protocols.
As of February 12, 2021, Tabuk has recorded 881 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 324 active and 11 deaths. **JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga