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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

2 isolation units in Kalinga completed, construction of 42-bed TTMF on-going

Tabuk City, Kalinga – More isolation rooms for COVID-19 patients in Kalinga will soon be available with the completion of two isolation units, while the construction of a Temporary Treatment Monitoring Facility is also underway.

Completed are the 16-room pre-fabricated container van isolation unit and the eight-room isolation building at the Kalinga Provincial Hospital (KPH) grounds.

According to Provincial Information Office, allocated for the 16-room was P2,800,000 from the Provincial Disaster Risk reduction fund, while the eight-room facility which is worth P3,700,000 is funded by the Bayanihan grant with P3,200,000 and with a counterpart from the PLGU’s Quick Response Fund amounting to P500,000.

Each room’s measures 2.5 by 2.5 square meters and with an additional 1.2-square for the toilet and bath.

These isolation units will soon be operational after air-conditioning of rooms will be installed.

Meantime, the construction of the 42-bed Temporary Treatment Monitoring Facility which shall also be built at the KPH compound is ongoing.

The funding for the TTMF, PGO-Information Section said is from the Department of Health which amounts to P10 million.

Just like the completed isolation units, the TTMF will also be provided with comfort rooms, and other basic necessities to be used by individuals who will be utilizing said TTMF.

These aforementioned projects are among the province’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic with the assistance of DOH.

As of this writing, Kalinga has eight established TTMFs with 198 beds and as of June 17, 2021, data showed that the province has 25.3% occupancy rate with a total of 50 admissions.


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