BUGC to be LGU-Gubat Community Isolation Unit

Wednesday May 27,2020

In response to the guidelines established by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on the use of school facilities as quarantine centres or Community Isolation Units (CIU) for COVID-19, Bicol University (BU) Gubat Campus (GC) is set to become the CIU of the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Gubat, Sorsogon.

By using BUGC as CUI, it will accommodate Persons Under Monitoring (PUMs), Persons Under Investigation (PUIs), and confirmed cases of COVID-19 with mild symptoms whose home environment cannot support isolation as stated in the coverage of the guidelines issued by CHED.

According to the reports submitted by the Monitoring and Evaluation Team, the advantage of the location of BUGC is its isolation from the populated communities that minimizes health risks for the residents. Aside from its ideal location, it is also accessible to basic services and logistics needed to manage patients.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Team is composed of BU College of Nursing (CN) faculty Prof. Rodel A. NiƄofranco, BUGC Director Dr. Rosemarie R. Jadie, Doctors to the Barangay Program Dra. Mariane P. Ecleo, Rural Health Midwife of LGU Gubat Jason Buenaobra and Municipal Health Officer of LGU Gubat Dr. Anthony S. Lelis

On the first visit dated last April 20, there are still observations, findings, and recommendations needed to fully utilize the facility such as the physical set-up, human resource, water, sanitation, hygiene, and other logistics.
As of writing, there have been progress and on-going constructions in line with the recommendations according to the progress report submitted by Dr. Anthony S. Lelis.

Photo credits to the Monitoring and Evaluation Team