Davao City: The Davao City government has allowed the opening of a hotel-type quarantine facility or Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility (TTMF) for asymptomatic or with mild symptoms of the Covid-19 patients who do not want to be admitted to a government facility but can afford to pay the cost of the quarantine services.
Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte on Monday said it is the first Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility for paying patients in Davao City and it is now operational.
“It means that those patients nga dili gusto moadto didtoa sa atoang mga Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility for whatever reason, naa silay option nga moadto ani nga facility and magbayad sila for the quarantine,” she said during a broadcast on Davao City Disaster Radio on Monday.
The hotel-type Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility offers a package inclusive of 10 days quarantine in a room with a toilet, complete with meals and medical staff to monitor the patient. It currently has a capacity of 29 beds.
Mayor Sara said that the city government decided to have a paid Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility due to encounters with patients who do not want to be quarantined in a facility chosen for them according to their health status.
“The reason why naa tay paidTemporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility is because daghan na ta og na-encounter na mga pasyente nga magpili. So karon na naa tay paid nga Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility or facility kung gi-assign ka sa doctor as mild or asymptomatic nga patient unya dili ka gusto moadto sa atoang mga Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility then they can opt for the hotel and pay,” she said.
As of December 29, the city government’s isolation facilities for probable and suspect cases, along with the temporary treatment and monitoring facilities for Covid-19 positive cases have a total 2,194-bed capacity. The facilities are a mixed set-up of a hotel, public schools, gyms, and other facilities converted to isolation areas. CIO, OIC Michael Manguhig RPN Dxkt Davao