In its effort in strengthening LGU-Camalig’s pandemic response and recovery capabilities, the Municipal Health Emergency Response Team (MHERT) spearheaded the launching of the Camalig Bungkaras Evacuation Center (CBEB) as one of the town’s isolation facilities, Brgy. Bongabong, Camalig, Albay.
This intervention was carried out mainly to address the alarming increase of confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the municipality which has demanded additional spaces for quarantine/isolation protocols.
With a gross floor area of 1,445sqm, the facility features a social/physical distancing conducive rooms, ample parking spaces, hospital beds, laundry and drying area, MRF, administrative office, breastfeeding room, male and female toilet and bath facility with PWD provision, and can accommodate 530 individuals or 106 families.
A total of twenty-five (25) modular tents are also set up to accommodate COVID-positive residents and their close contacts – the patients will be regularly provided with healthcare, security, bedsheets, food, and other essentials during the mandatory quarantine period.
To ensure effective mitigation and containment, personnel under the MHO and MDRRMO are scheduled to render 24/7 supervision and management at said area.
In June 18, 2021, the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (MDRRMC) approved Resolution No. 02-2021 otherwise known as, “A Resolution Approving the Guidelines of the Use and Management of the Newly-Constructed Permanent Evacuation Facility at Brgy. Bongabong, Camalig, Albay” – the resolution was approved purposely to maximize LGU-Camalig’s isolation and containment efforts.
This intervention also forms part of LGU-Camalig’s advocacy in delivering safe, clean, comfortable, and conducive areas for COVID-struck residents especially at this time wherein the town bears the threat of local transmission.
As of September 27, 2021, Camalig, Albay has a total of 338 confirmed COVID-19 cases including 220 recoveries, 20 deaths, and 98 currently active.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO