LIST: Quarantine centers in Metro Manila, provinces, cities

MANILA, Philippines – As the number of coronavirus cases increase in the Philippines, the persons under investigation (PUI) and people under monitoring (PUM) for the disease are also increasing. 

Former Health Secretary Manuel Dayrit said the number of cases could reach 75,000  by the middle of April 2020, based on assumptions that there are many undetected cases and the real number was about 26,000 cases by the end of March. 

Responding to calls, various local governments have designated quarantine centers to provide venues to isolate suspected cases that hospitals are unable to accommodate.

Different facilities were dedicated to quarantine persons under investigation (PUI) and people under monitoring (PUM) for the disease. 

A PUI is someone who has two or all of the following: history of travel in the past 14 days to countries with local transmissions and risk of importation of the virus, history of exposure to a confirmed case, and symptoms of respiratory illness (cough and/or colds) and/or fever.

A PUM is someone who has a history of travel to a virus-hit country or exposure to a coronavirus patient.

Here's the list of quarantine centers. In the provinces, several hospitals also admit PUIs and PUMs. 

NATIONAL FACILITES: 

TARLAC
Facility: Athlete's Village in New Clark City in Tarlac
Who may be admitted: Filipinos repatriated from countries with coronavirus cases
Number of people it can accommodate: Hundreds
Additional features: Each room has at least one bed, a television, a small refrigerator, an electric kettle, and some food and non-medical supplies.

*The Department of Health has eyed the Quezon Institute and the Philippine Red Cross as "community quarantine facilities" for PUIs and PUMs

**Earlier, the government also eyed to military facilities – Fort Magsaysay in Nueva Ecija and Caballo Island in Manila Bay – as quarantine facilites for PUIs and PUMs

LOCAL FACILITIES:

ALBAY
Facility: Dr Lorenzo P. Ziga Memorial District Hospital (LZMDH); Albay Drug Rehabilitation Center in Ligao City; and Albay Astrodome
Who may be admitted: PUIs  
Number of people it can accommodate: 22 at the LZMDH; no information available for the Albay Drug Rehabilitation Center  and Albay Astrodome
Additional features: The newly constructed two-storey building at the LZMDH has 22 rooms, which are being readied for patients, including those with mild symptoms. Beds, testing kits, personal protective equipment (PPEs), face masks, sanitary gloves, medicines and allied supplies, are stilll being requested from the DOH. 

BAGUIO
Facility: two-storey Lindi Hotel on Legarda Road
Who may be admitted: PUIs  
Number of people it can accommodate: No available information
Additional features: It is located 600 meters from the Baguio General Hospital and the City Health Center.

CAMARINES SUR
Facility: Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA)
Who may be admitted: PUIs, PUMs
Number of people it can accommodate: No available information
Additional features: The CBSUA Quarantine Center will be operated by the local government of Pasacao, Camarines Sur.

ILOCOS NORTE
Facility: Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital & Medical Center (MMMH&MC)
Who may be admitted: PUIs, PUMs
Number of people it can accommodate: PUIs and PUMs (The hospital dedicated separate rooms for confirmed cases)
Additional features: The hospital has limited number of test kits and is in the process of procuring a Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) machine to allow the province to conduct its own tests.

MAKATI
Facility: Makati Friendship Suites in Barangay Cembo
Who may be admitted: PUIs
Number of people it can accommodate: 100
Additional features: Doctors and nurses from the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) are in charge of monitoring the patients. Medical equipment, including X-ray machines, defibrillators, and cardiac monitors, were also set up in the isolation facility. 

*Barangay health centers have also put up their own isolation areas for those with Covid-19 symptoms.

PASIG
Facility: Dahlia Hotel Pasig
Who may be admitted: PUIs and PUMs
Number of people it can accomodate: 300
Additional features: No information available

QUEZON CITY
Facility: HOPE 1
Who may be admitted: PUIs and COVID-19 patients
Number of people it can accommodate: 49
Additional features: HOPE 1 is an alternative medical facility that will accept referrals from the Quezon City General Hospital, Rosario Maclang Bautista General Hospital and Novaliches District Hospital. The facility will be led by Dr. Vincent-Lou Mendoza with a team of city health professionals. 

SAN JUAN
Facility: San Juan Science High School
Who may be admitted: PUIs
Number of people it can accommodate: 100
Additional features: The facility will be supervised by the San Juan City Health Office and San Juan Medical Center. Xavier School will provide hospital beds, mobile x-rays, medical supplies, medicines, medical and other frontline personnel, as well as food, water, and other necessities. The city government will provide security guard, janitors, maintenance staff, and will provide utilities such as water and electricity. 

SORSOGON
Facility: Sorsogon State College (SSC)
Who may be admitted: PUMs, PUIs
Number of people it can accommodate: No information available
Additional features: No information available

VALENZUELA CITY
Facility: Balai Banyuhay and Valenzuela City Astrodome
Who may be admitted: COVID-19 patients (Valenzuela City does not have COVID-19 cases yet but the city government says it is preparing for the eventuality)
Number of people it can accommodate: No information available.
Additional features: The facilities are the city's "centralized isolation centers". Balai Banyuhay is its unused drug rehabilitation center.

ZAMBALES
Facility: President Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Hospital (PRRMH) in Iba and Bahay Pag-asa in Botolan 
Who may be admitted: COVID-19 patients 
Number of people it can accommodate: No information available.
Additional features: PRRMH will be exclusive to COVID-19 cases. Patients confined in the hospital have been transferred to either San Marcelino District Hospital, the Candelaria District Hospital and other nearby private hospitals. The13 towns in Zambales have also identified their own quarantine facilities.

– Rappler.com