TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Health has turned over a temporary treatment and monitoring facility (TTMF) for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in Biliran.
In Biliran, the turnover ceremony was graced by DOH-8 Assistant Regional Director Dr. Rodolfo Antonio Albornoz, Provincial DOH headed by Dr. Carlo Nartea, Vice Governor Brigido Caneja III, Naval Mayor Gerard Roger Espina, Dr. Joyce Caneja, chief of hospital for Biliran Provincial Hospital, and Dr. Edgar Veloso, provincial health officer.
The TTMF, located at the Biliran Provincial Hospital, is a 15-bed capacity that can cater to possible, suspected, probable, and confirmed COVID-19 patients with mild and moderate symptoms.
The TTMF aims to help in decongesting hospitals from COVID-19 infected patients who has mild to moderate symptoms.
In the wake of COVID-19 surge in the region, the DOH-8 had called for the local government units to treat their mild to moderate cases in their respective TTMF to avoid congestion of the hospitals.
At present, the hospital bed utilization rate in Biliran stand at 36.59% or classified as ‘low’ by the DOH.
Biliran has been classified under Alert Level 2 by Malacanang for the entire month of February.