CITY OF MALOLOS – The Province of Bulacan has designated additional facilities to help combat the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 pandemic.
Aside from the Bulacan Medical Center new building, which is designated as the Provincial COVID-19 hospital and can accommodate 50 patients per floor, the MAB Building in Brgy. San Pablo in this city with 54-patient capacity would be an added COVID-19 facility in the province upon complete turnover from UNTV and Ang Dating Daan.
In addition, the College of Science and Psychology building of the Bulacan State University-Main Campus would accommodate up to 100 patients upon its approval from the Department of Health.
Meanwhile, the PGB Governance Center had admitted six COVID-19 related patients; four of them were already discharged after completing the 14-day quarantine period.
Aside from quarantine facilities, isolation units in BMC, Baliwag District Hospital, Calumpit District Hospital, Emilio G. Perez District Hospital, Gregorio del Pilar District Hospital, Rogaciano M. Mercado Memorial Hospital, San Miguel District Hospital and the newly-built BMC Emergency Quarantine Facility are already operating under the Provincial Government of Bulacan.
Apart from the BMC Emergency Quarantine Facility which can only admit suspect patients with mild and moderate symptoms, all isolation units in BMC and Provincial COVID-19 Center can accommodate COVID-19 positive, probable and suspect patients with moderate, severe and critical symptoms.
Fernando assured the Bulakenyos that the PGB is working double time to fast tract the improvement of the COVID-19 facilities in the province.
“Hindi lamang po ang ating pasilidad ang ating inihahanda. Maging ang ating mga health workers na magmumula pa sa iba’t ibang public hospitals sa lalawigan na silang gaganap sa ma-bayaning pag-aalaga sa ating mga pasyente ay sasailalim sa mga angkop na pagsasanay upang lubos na matugunan ang pagsubok na kinakaharap natin sa panahong ito,” the governor said.
As revised by DOH, probable cases are formerly known as PUI while suspected cases are formerly known as PUM.
As of 4 pm of April 18, 2020, Bulacan Provincial Health Office has reported 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 90 probable cases and 325 suspected cases with four recoveries and 22 deaths.