PGIN to set additional COVID-19 isolation facilities


Oct. 02, 2020 ...

To further prepare the province for the possible increase of COVID-19 confirmed cases, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) is currently establishing additional isolation facility at Takuat Center, San Nicolas.

The two-storey establishment is being set through the assistance of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH). It will consist of beds and cubicles that can cater to almost 70 patients.

"Gagawin ang Takuat Center as an isolation facility for our confirmed COVID-19 cases. Dito sa first floor, may 34 cubicles, at 33 beds naman sa second floor. Ginawa ng PGIN yung second floor at kasalukuyang inaayos ang first floor, sa tulong ng DPWH," Provincial Quarantine Facility Consultant Dr. Rina Corpuz stated.

Four (4) confirmed cases were already transferred to Takuat Center because PGIN's first isolation facility at the DPWH property in Laoag City has reached its maximum capacity

"Napuno kasi yung first isolation facility natin noong binuksan natin ang Ilocos Norte para sa mga returning resdients kaya binuksan ang Takuat Center. Hopefully, hindi natin ma-fill up lahat ito. We just want to be ready in case na mag-surge ang cases," Dr. Corpuz emphasized.

The Takuat Center will be the second COVID-19 isolation facility of PGIN.