In a video message on Tuesday, Mayor Marc Brian Lim said the facility will provide oxygen support and intravenous fluid while patients wait to be accommodated in hospitals.
The facility has six rooms with six beds each to raise the quarantine facility’s capacity to 114 beds.
Volunteer doctors and nurses will man the step-up facility.
The city has seven quarantine facilities, including the East Central School.
Lim said they also aim to increase their vaccination capacity to 1,200 doses per day from the current average of at least 1,000.
He appealed to residents to continuously follow health protocols such as wearing of masks and face shields.
“Para mapabagal ang Covid-19 cases at hindi ma-overwhelm ang mga hospitals, ang pinakamagandang solusyon ay disiplina sa sarili para ma-iwasan ang (In order to arrest the increasing number of Covid-19 cases and for hospital not to be overwhelmed, the best solution is for us to discipline ourselves to prevent) transmission,” Lim said.
Dagupan City has recorded 2,161 recoveries out of the total 2,792 confirmed cases while there are still 530 active infections with one confirmed Delta variant case as of Aug. 30. (PNA)
By Hilda Austria