PARANAQUE City Mayor Edwin Olivarez announced that 39 container vans which were converted as isolation facilities for corona virus disease 2019 patients that are located in two barangays of Parañaque City will partially start opening before the end of this month.
Olivarez said the prototype health facility will serve as a temporary shelter for patients who could be possible carriers of the dreaded disease while they await processing and medical intervention from the City Health Office.
The mayor added each 40-footer shipping container is divided into four rooms and designed per Department of Health guidelines and recommendations to have proper ventilation, and toilet and bath on each room inasmuch as every probable COVID patient needs full isolation.
“The COVID-19 container van facilities are equipped with beds, air condition units and clean comfort rooms,” said Olivarez, adding that they will also designate one container van for the medical front liners in each area.
Earlier, Olivarez ordered the heads of the health facilities to place on mandatory isolation all individuals found positive of the deadly disease.
The 15 container vans with 60 isolation rooms are located at the vacant lot fronting Paranaque City College along Coastal Road corner Kabihasnan Road, Barangay San Dionisio. Patients who are asymptomatic and mild will be admitted in this facility.
On the other hand, the 24 container vans with 96 isolation rooms are stationed in the open space fronting the former popular entertainment bar, Air Force One KTV bar in Barangay San Dionisio. It will serve as mobile hospitals for COVID patients.
Paranaque recorded a total 4,367 coronavirus cases, including 820 or 19.2 percent active cases and 121 or 2.8 percent deaths as of August 26. However, the city recorded 3,461 or 79.2 percent recoveries, one of the highest recovery records in Metro Manila cities.