City distributes isolation beds

City distributes isolation beds

A total of 319 isolation beds erstwhile stationed at the now decommissioned coronavirus disease (COVID-19) isolation units have been distributed to hospitals, health centers and schools in need of them.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong led the turn-over rites last March 31, 2022 with recipients from the Department of Education-Teachers Camp, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, Baguio City Police Office, District Health Centers and barangays on March 31, 2022.

City Health Officer Dr. Rowena Galpo said the city received a total of 324 requests distributed as follows: 125 DepEd; 100 BGH; 57 barangays; 20 Itogon; 18 health centers and 4 Teachers’ Camp.

The city earlier turned over some of the beds to public schools to enable them to comply with the requirements to conduct limited face-to-face classes.

The city was given a total of 601 hospital beds under an accord with the Dept. of Public Works and Highways for use in the different isolation units during the pandemic. 

As COVID-19 cases whittled down, all the isolation facilities except the Baguio City Community Isolation Unit were closed.

The mayor arranged with the DPWH to have the beds transferred to requesting institutions on a loan basis.Those who attended the simple ceremony held at Quirino Hall, Teachers Camp were City Administrator Bonifacio Dela Peña, Galpo, Dr. Maria Alice Torres who is the person-in-charge of the isolation facilities, BCPO City Director Glenn Lonogan, representatives from DPWH BCDEO, punong barangays and representatives from barangays Loakan Proper, Asin Road, Sto. Tomas Proper, Fairview and Teachers Camp. –  APR Neil Ongchangco