TACLOBAN CITY-The province of Biliran will soon have its isolation center intended for health workers and other frontliners who are infected with the coronavirus.
The two-storey facility will have a 50-bed capacity with the construction to start immediately, Rep. Gerardo Espina, Jr. said.
According to Espina, the P7.5 million worth building will sit at 600 square meter lot donated by the provincial government located in Barangay Larrazabal in Naval town.
The solon, who is the vice chairman of the committee on health and vice chairman of defeat COVID-19 ad hoc committee at the House of Representatives, said that the facility is intended for health workers and frontliners who are suffering from coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19).
While the province of Biliran has no known health workers who have been infected with COVID-19, the regional office of the Department of Health in Eastern Visayas has reported of 102 health workers who have been infected with the dreaded virus.
The Biliran solon said that he hope to see the facility completed in one month’s time considering of its ‘urgency.’
He said that the needed funding is already available with the help of Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez who is the Majority Floor Leader of the Lower House.
The construction of the said facility will be done by the Department of Public Works and Highways.
Meantime, the province of Biliran has about 17 confirmed cases with the towns of Cabucgayan, Biliran, and Maripipi having new cases.
The eight new cases of the province involved locally stranded individuals (LSIs).