SC partners with DLS-CSB, Red Cross on use of isolation facility for court personnel
MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court (SC) on Sunday announced that it has partnered with the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) and the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde (DLS- CSB) on the exclusive use of the a portion of the school’s COVID-19 isolation and quarantine facility.
The SC, in a statement, said that of the 135 isolation rooms in DLS-CSB, 50 rooms or one floor will be allocated exclusively to the court / judiciary employees working in the so-called NCR Plus bubble.
The SC said the PRC-managed facility will only accept patients from the Judiciary if they are referred by the SC Medical and Dental Services (SC-MDS) as asymptomatic or with mild COVID-19 symptoms.
The use of the facility shall be on a first come, first served basis. No walk- ins shall be allowed, according to the SC.
Likewise, no visitors shall be allowed to enter the PRC isolation facility.
The SC-MDS shall prepare and submit to the OCA a daily status report on the employees who are admitted in the PRC isolation facility, and the OCA shall endorse the same to the Office of the Chief Justice.
Meanwhile, the Court said it is continuously looking for other measures on how it can further help the employees of the Judiciary who may have contracted the COVID-19 virus and prevent its employees from struggling to find a hospital for treatment.
DLS-CSB first announced it turned some of its unused classrooms into an isolation facility that will serve asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 patients, in a partnership with the PRC, on April 22.
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