Helping the COVID Isolation Unit in Cagayan de Oro

The Balay Mindaw volunteers who are managing the isolation unit

Our partners the Balay Mindanaw Foundation have converted their Disaster Response HQ (the DREAM Hub) into an Isolation Unit for Cagayan de Oro City.

A Disaster Aid Australia GEM SkyHydrant is used to protect the heath of volunteers and patients by supplying safe drinking water

Isolation of those returning is a huge issue in the Philippines as many work overseas, and on cruise ships.

With no work large number of these Filipinos are now having to return home.

Since April the Balay Mindanaw volunteers have been responsible for three groups of patients

  1. Returning construction workers who lost their jobs in Davao and were sent home, and had to undergo quarantine for 14 days.
  2. Family and neighbors of a patient who died because of Covid. Four of them initially tested positive but eventually got healed after being quarantined for 21 days.
  3. MSU Marawi students who are Cagayan de Oro residents.  After 12 days they all tested negative.

Further groups will be looked after as the pandemic continues.

To ensure isolation a number of tents have been set up inside the DREAM Hub building.

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