THE Ministry of Public Works in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (MPW-Barmm) is constructing a 100-bed capacity coronavirus disease (Covid-19) isolation facility at the district hospital of Datu Odin Sinsuat municipality in Maguindanao.

The construction of the facility is part of Barmm’s continuous effort in addressing the Covid-19 pandemic.

MPW Minister Edward Guerra said Monday, November 1, that the isolation facility will be completed within 70 days.

Guerra described the isolation facility as unique since its design is different from that of the others that were constructed in the country.

"But we have to stick to the policy of the Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim na gawing permanente instead of semi-permanent, at gawin na rin expansion hospital, kung wala na ang Covid-19 pandemic," Guerra added.

Guerra led the groundbreaking ceremony of the project held on Friday, October 29.

He said the isolation center in Datu Odin Sinsuat will be the largest among the nine facilities constructed in the Barmm region.

He said it will also be the fourth Covid-19 facility to be constructed in Maguindanao, apart from Buluan, Sultan Kudarat, and North Upi towns.

Meanwhile, Ebrahim said they are thankful to the good people of Datu Odin Sinsuat for partnering with them in combating Covid-19 through the construction of the isolation facility.

"Community isolation center give people, who are experiencing mild to moderate Covid-19 symptoms, a safe place to isolate and can help conserve facility resources," Ebrahim added. (SunStar Zamboanga)

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