ANGELES CITY–Mayor Carmelo “Pogi” Lazatin, Jr. said the city has enough space to be used for isolation areas, advising COVID-19 patients to utilize them in order to prevent the rapid transmission of the virus among families in a household.
“The city still has enough space to accommodate them. Naiintindihan po natin ang kanilang mga pangangailangan kaya tinututukan natin silang mabuti,” Mayor Lazatin furthered.
On Tuesday Lazatin released Memorandum No. 816, series of 2021, directing all private hospitals and medical professionals here to encourage COVID-19 patients to admit themselves to the designated quarantine facilities, such as the ones at Rafael Lazatin Memorial Medical Center (RLMMC); volunteered hotel rooms with 306 bed slots; New Clark City National Government Administrative Center (NCC NGAC); and newly assigned isolation facilities in Mexico and Lubao towns.
The memorandum further states that “Home quarantine is not allowed, except for special conditions and circumstances that will be determined by medical practitioners of RLMMC. It is the sole discretion of the city government, through the City Health Officer (CHO), to release COVID-19 patients for home quarantine following assessment at the RLMMC.”
Lazatin said that these facilities are being strictly monitored by medical health care professionals providing adequate and proper accommodations for COVID-19 patients in the city.
“We are also grateful to the provincial government of Pampanga, led by Governor Dennis ‘Delta’ Pineda, for giving us ample space to house our patients in their quarantine facilities,” he added.
He assured that the city government will provide the best care for his kababayans who are currently facing the fear of COVID-19.