BJMP builds coronavirus isolation facility
Originally published by Rappler on 08/04/2020
The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) said that it has completed a coronavirus isolation facility at its new jail site in Payatas, Quezon City, that will house Filipinos with mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19. The facility was set up with support from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and its Philippine counterpart, and has a 48-bed capacity consisting of 4 tents with electricity, water, sanitation, as well as medical consumables, basic medical equipment and hospital furniture and hygiene materials. Additionally, The ICRC said in a separate statement that 3 more isolation facilities were being set up outside Metro Manila: Fernando District Jail in Pampanga (for Region III), Quezon District Jail in Pagbilao (Region IV-A), and the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa.Aside from building the isolation facility, the BJMP also implemented other preventive measures such as physical distancing, wearing of face masks by personnel and PDL, use of foot bath, thermal scanning, and the disinfection of facilities.