Palayan City – Governor Umali announced that the Drug Rehab Hospital in Ganaderia, Palayan City to be an extension for Person Under Investigation (PUIs) identified by PJG.
On March 21, 2020, Nueva Ecija Provincial Governor, Hon. Oyie Umali appeared live on Facebook due to the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province. According to his statements, there have been two (2) confirmed cases of the Corona Virus within Nueva Ecija. Patient PH 285 lives in the municipality of San Isdro and patient PH286 lives in Cabanatuan City. Personal identifications such as name and exact location of the patients remain undisclosed to avoid alarm.
As the streaming continues, viewer “John Edward Balenton” asks the Governor regarding the operation and isolation of his sibling at the PJG. Gov. Umali states that the PJG has isolation rooms which will cater the need of the viewer. Furthermore, Gov. Umali disclosed to the public that he had a meeting with the doctors in Nueva Ecija about the possible use of a drug rehab facility in Palayan City.
According to his statement, “We have also identified, in support to PJG, we have identified and we have agreed to include Drug Rehab Hospital located in Ganaderia, Palayan [City] as an extension for PUIs identified by PJG.”
He further said that, “Ang papayagan lang po namin … syempre may severity of cases yan, meron mild, moderate & severe. Lahat po ng MILD ay pwede po naming i-admit sa NE drug rehab hospital sa Palayan [City] Ganaderia.” Moreover, “We are anticipating … na kung sakali po … sa dami po ng PUM (Person Under Monitoring) 20, 668, ang PUI (Person Under Investigation) po natin ay 58, Kung sakali po ay may mag-positibo sa ating PUMs ay kailangan po meron tayong contingency [plan].”
No new cases have been confirmed as of this writing. Please stay at home. For the meantime, watch this video clip from Gov. Umali regarding the quarantine area in Palayan City.
Map below shows how far the Drug Rehab Facility is in Barangay Ganaderia, Palayan City