IMUS, Cavite – A 5-storey, 141-room isolation center that can accommodate 584 patients in Imus was formally opened on March 28 as the number of coronavirus cases in the city continues to surge.
City Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi led the inauguration of the center named St. Dymphna Isolation Facility.
The isolation facility will accept asymptomatic and mild cases for residents who could not afford proper home quarantining and will help to decongest the city hospitals’ full bed capacity.
St. Dymphna Isolation Facility will also serve as a “step-down” area for patients in need of additional days in isolation until they are fully recovered.
“This way the hospitals can accommodate other patients with moderate and severe symptoms who will be needing immediate medical attention and treatment,” Maliksi said on Facebook live.
He also added that hospitals in the city including Ospital ng Imus and Medical Center Imus have already reached full capacity as of March 27, 2021.
Due to the situation, hospital officials in the city advised the public to seek treatment from other healthcare facilities in neighboring cities.
The new isolation center will operate in a week’s time and patients will be provided with food, medicine, and proper medical care as the facility mitigates the chances of the further spread of COVID-19 infections.