MAYOR Sara Duterte on Monday said they are scouring for other areas to establish new temporary treatment and monitoring facilities (TTMFs) as the city is running out of beds to accommodate the new cases.
As a result, it caused a delay in picking up the COVID-positive patients from their homes.
“We are looking at other areas pa diin asa pa pwede mag-open og other TTMFs to accommodate the surge,” the mayor said.
“Ang katong mga dili pa ma-accomodate sa TTMFs karon because waiting pa for vacancy, we are talking to a doctor’s association on how they can assist us in guiding patients nga naa sa balay on what to do and unsa ang mga tambal nga kinahanglan nila in the event nga duna silay symptoms (We are talking to a doctor’s association on how to guide patients who are quanrantined in their homes to determine what they need to do or the medicines they need to take if they have symptoms),” she said.
The city’s TTMFs have a total of 2,027 beds. Of the number, 1,466 are fully occupied for isolation while the rest are being utilized for other cases that need quarantine.
The Mayor also explained the reversion of Davao City to MECQ (Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine).
“Ang MECQ nato was a product of the discussions of the Davao City COVID-19 Task Force and sa mga nakita nato sa occupancy sa atong mga (the occupancy rate of) TTMFs and hospitals,” she said.
She said they are trying to find ways to avoid overwhelming the hospitals. “People should understand that we are doing this so that we will not overwhelm our health care system,” she said.
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