DOH-Calabarzon launches new Covid-19 isolation facility in Tagkawayan, Quezon

Department of Health (DOH) -Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) recently inaugurated a new isolation facility at the Maria L. Eleazar General Hospital (MLEGH) in Tagkawayan, Quezon, that will serve as temporary treatment and monitoring facility for Covid-19 cases.

“This is another example of the saying ‘kung gusto ay may paraan’ at kasama dito ang pagtutulungan ng ating lokal na pamahalaan at ng komunidad upang maisakatuparan ang ganito kahalagang mga proyekto para sa ating bayan,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated in his message during the blessing of the facility.

“Konting panahaon na lang at matatapos na natin at makukumpleto ang mga bagong pasilidad na siyang magbibigay ng karagdagang serbisyong medikal para sa mga residente ng Tagkawayan.”

The MLEGH Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility (TTMF) was constructed and funded Under the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act of DOH-Calabarzon with a budget of P9,306,000.00.

It has an area of 446.05 square meters, which includes a five-bed-mild case ward with toilet and bath, four-bed severe case ward with ante room with toilet and bath, decontamination room, nurse station with toilet and bath, doffing/donning room, medical supply room and a staff pantry.

Aside from the TTMF, a six-unit modular temporary facility was also inaugurated with three isolation rooms with toilet and bath, patients waiting area, consultation room, PWD toilet, doctors’ quarters and staff toilet and bath. It has an area of 74.77 square meters and has a budget allocation of P2,387,704.72.

Since the re-nationalization of MLEGH, its services were expanded with a total of 11 medical doctors now serving at the facility.

Janairo assured that the improvement and upgrade of MLEGH’s facilities will continue and will soon open as a Level III health care facility that will provide the necessary and needed medical and healthcare  services in the province.

The MLEGH-TTMF will cater to suspected, probable, and confirmed Covid-19 cases with mild symptoms.

The blessing and inauguration ceremony was held on November 18, 2021 with local government officials of the province, including Quezon 4th District Representative Helen Tan, Tagkawayan Mayor Carlo Eleazar, MELGH Hospital Chief Reynaldo Florido and DOH-CAlbarzon STRH Medical Chief Ruby Ephraim M. Rubiano. 

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