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New BMC extension building to serve as the province’s centralized quarantine facility
By: PPAO
Saturday, 04 April 2020
CITY OF MALOLOS – The Provincial Government of Bulacan headed by Governor Daniel R. Fernando and Vice Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado designated the newly built extension building of the Bulacan Medical Center (BMC) as the centralized quarantine facility in the province.

Measuring 5,800 square meters, the three-storey building located near the Bulacan Provincial Capitol Building can accommodate 250 patients.

According to Dr. Protacio Bajao, chief of hospital at BMC, the centralized quarantine facility will start to operate depending on when the medical supplies and equipment will arrive and once it started to operate, PUIs who will be brought there will be accommodated for free.

“Nakadepende po sa pagdating ng mga gamit at supplies na gagamitin ang pagbubukas nitong ating centralized quarantine facility. Sa oras po na magsimula na itong mag-operate, wala pong bayad ang mga PUIs na dadalhin doon,” Bajao said.
Fernando also suggested that it would be better if the PUIs and persons under monitoring (PUMs) will be kept all together in a special quarantine facility to avoid possible spreading of the virus among family members and reminded Bulakenyos to follow the protocol.

“Mas maganda po sana kung ang mga PUI at PUM po natin sa ating lalawigan ay mapagsama-sama sa isang quarantine facility upang sa ganon po ay maiwasan natin ang posibilidad na magkahawa-hawaan po sa ating pamilya, sa ating tahanan. Sa ganitong paraan, mapapababa po natin ang bilang ng mga nagkakaroon ng COVID-19. Sa ngayon, sumunod po muna tayo sa mga protocol,” Fernando said.

The Provincial Health Office-Public Health is also reminding Bulakenyos to stay at home, wash hands often and practice social distancing to avoid the spreading of the disease.

As of 4 pm today, the PHO-PH Surveillance Unit reported a total of 38 cases of Covid-19 in the province of Bulacan.

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