The Department of Health (DOH) in Region 4-A and Local Government Unit of Lipa City in Batangas has officially opened the quarantine facility for Covid-19 patients within the vicinity of Lipa Academy of Sports, Culture, and Arts (LASCA) besides KLL in Barangay Dagatan here.
The quarantine/isolation facility has 128 rooms that will be used for COVID-19 patients.
Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo said that “The quarantine/isolation facility will complement the results of the Red Cross’ testing laboratory in the city because once you are found out to be positive, the local government can isolate you immediately and place you in quarantine so as not to affect others and spread the virus”.
Since Batangas is the only province in CALABARZON who is under the General Community Quarantine status. “This only proves that local governments in the province are one in keeping and protecting the health and welfare of the people,” Janairo added.
The provincial government of Batangas is discouraging home quarantine and will be implementing an ordinance to discontinue with the practice and will provide more facilities that will be used for isolation of patients found positive of the virus.
“Ang importante ay mahinto ang pagkalat ng covid sa komunidad. Our goal of establishing quarantine and isolation facilities in every province/municipality is to slow the spread of the virus para yung mga taong nangangailangan ng medical attention will not overwhelm the hospitals in the area at dito natin sila aalagaan at ilalagay,” Janairo said.
As of now, the provincial government of Batangas is discouraging home quarantine and will be implementing an ordinance to discontinue with the practice and will provide more facilities that will be used for isolation of patients found positive.
The latest Covid update as of October 1, 2020, Batangas has a total of 7,015 covid 19 cases, 2,857 of these are active cases. There were 3,985 recoveries with 173 deaths.
Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) has 39,642 cases with 21,811 recoveries and 929 deaths.