Governor Eleanor Bulut-Begtang and Department of the Interior and Local Government Provincial Director Marvin Basquez inspected on Wednesday the Regional Evacuation Center located at Payanan, San Gregorio in this town which is being converted as a TTMF.
The Governor underscored the need to be ready for any eventuality as COVID-19 cases in the country and in the province continue to increase.
Begtang said the facility will be provided with the necessary equipment in accordance with the standards or specifications set by the Department of Health to be able to accommodate possible COVID-19 cases. Thus has 21- bed capacity.
With the increasing COVID-19 cases, the DILG has advised local government units in the country to prepare temporary treatment facilities in their areas of jurisdiction to help decongest hospitals treating asymptomatic patients. New confirmed COVID-19 patients with no or mild symptoms will be advised to stay at these local facilities.
The seven municipalities in the province have set up their isolation facilities and some are being used for the locally stranded individuals and returning overseas Filipino workers for their 14-day quarantine before going home to their respective communities.
As of June 25, Apayao recorded eight COVID-19 confirmed positive cases with two recoveries. The six active cases are being treated at the Far North General Hospital and Training Center in this town. (JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)
By Redjie Melvic M. Cawis