Camp Olivas, Pampanga—A total of 963 policemen detailed in different units in Central Luzon have been contracted with coronavirus, prompting higher police headquarters to build a 32-bed quarantine and isolation facility inside the regional police command compound here.
This developed as Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar inaugurated the two-story quarantine facility following its completion on April 23 here.
BGen Valeriano De Leon, Central Luzon police director, expressed his gratitude to the Department of Public Works and Highways for its concern and care for the policemen in region 3.
“The project was completed through the funding of DPWH and with the help of PATROL Partylist Representative Jorge Bustos,” said De Leon as he announced the completion of other projects including the main camp drainage system.
He said the improvement of the regional police headquarters was made possible through the DPWH-PNP convergence program and support of other stakeholders.
All rooms of the quarantine facility, De Leon said, are equipped with air-conditioning units. It has comfort rooms and other amenities.
“We want our policemen comfortable while they are under medication.”
Out of 963 policemen with COVID 19, 762 have been sent home after they recovered from illness and 198 active cases. Three lawmen died of coronavirus.
Nine policemen have been admitted at the quarantine facility as of press time.
De Leon said policemen found to be symptomatic of coronavirus in adjacent provincial police offices such as Pampanga, Bulacan and Angeles City are advised to coordinate with the Regional Medical Service for the use of the facility.
The rank and file of the Police Regional Office 3, De Leon said, are grateful for the support shown to the police by Sec Villar and other stakeholders.