The town of Pavia, Iloilo has completed its P13. 1 COVID-19 response projects that include a quarantine facility to cater to the needs of the returning OFWs and locally stranded Individuals.
The P13.1 million projects were funded under the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan – Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services- Disaster Response Operations Procedure of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) with counterparts from the barangay and municipal governments.
The DROP implementation was prompted by Proclamation No. 922, declaring a State of Public Health Emergency and facilitate the mobilization of resources, to ease the processes including procurement of critical logistics and supplies.
The isolation facility which amounted to P11 million is located at Barangay Amparo, being the lead barangay of the 18 total barangays in Pavia.
The isolation facility is made of the repurpose 24 container vans. These 20-foot containers were transformed into 44 rooms, in which 40 were allocated as patient rooms, the rest were for the receiving area, triage, discharge area.
Each room has its air-conditioning unit and toilet for the convenience of the users. This set-up is ideal for long quarantine periods. The quarantine facility will likewise cater to the PUMs.
The functionality of the isolation facility is complemented with the pre-positioning of Personal Protective Equipment and medical supplies for community-based frontline workers at Purok 1 which amounted to more than P1 million.
Pavia’s COVID-response project is likewise completed with the pre-positioning of disinfection kits at Ungka 1. The procured disinfections kits for 18 barangays amounted to more than P1 million.
These COVID-19 response projects were contained in the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committee resolution dated July 13. It was approved by Mayor Laurence Anthony Gorriceta.
During the turn-over of projects, Gorriceta said the isolation facility is of great help to the Pavianhons. It will address the need of the municipality in this time of the pandemic.
The turn-over of projects was led by DSWD Assistant Regional Director for Administration Evangeline Felecio, Kalahi-CIDSS Deputy Regional Program Manager Silverio Von Maguad III, CDO 4 Elizabeth Ferraris, and CDO 3 Flora Mae Palencia.
All COVID-19 response related projects in the municipality conformed with the standards and protocols of the Department of Health.# (With reports from ACT-Pavia)