Sta Cruz High School reopens as isolation, treatment facility

By Jason B. Neola


Naga City Mayor Nelson Legacion has ordered the Quarantine Cluster of the Health Emergency Response Task Force (HERTF) to reoccupy the school building of the Sta. Cruz High School as isolation and treatment facility to provide medical services to coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients with moderate and severe symptoms.


Legacion’s action was prompted by the shortage in number of Covid-19 wards at the Bicol Medical Center (BMC) brought about by the escalating cases of the disease in the city. The HERTF has recorded on Saturday, June 5, 75 active cases, the highest ever since last year.


The city mayor said the facility, which will begin to operate this coming week, has a capacity to accommodate 40 beds similar to the number of beds at the City College of Naga, which was already designated as isolation and treatment facility.


Earlier, Legacion has designated 10 beds for the same purpose at the Our lady of Lourdes Infirmary in the upland barangay of Carolina not to mention the 400 beds, which were set up at the Camarines Sur National High School in Barangay Liboton.

INSPECTION. Mayor Legacion and Naga City Hospital chief Joseph Sanchez, M.D. who is also the head of the HERTF’s Quarantine Cluster inspect the Sta. Cruz High School building, which is temporarily converted to an isolation and treatment facility, before its reopening next week. CEPPIO