NOAH Complex to open mid-June

Caecent No-ot Magsumbol (The Freeman) - June 7, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  Although the conversion of the Bigfoot Studios to the New Normal Oasis for Adaption and a Home (NOAH Complex) at the South Road Properties has already been completed, operations will have to start most likely in the middle of this month yet.

The schedule of opening is just also in time with the deadline set by the Department of Education-7 earlier on the use of schools as Barangay Isolation Centers (BIC).

During the blessing of the complex last May 28, it was disclosed that the target opening date will be tomorrow.

However, former Cebu City councilor Jocelyn Pesquera, who has been tapped to manage the complex, in an interview with The FREEMAN yesterday, said they still have to do some “finishing touches” on the facility.

This finishing touch includes a final check of the isolation center.

Aside from that, support staff will also need to undergo training this week on the safety protocols for themselves.

“We will have to ensure that our support staff will have proper training,” added Pesquera.

The personnel from City Health, however, have already undergone training.

“Ready na ang facility, pero gusto ko han-ay tanan, para wala nay mga lapses. Kung naa man gani tay i-adjust, gamay na lang,” said Pesquera.

As for the Department of Health’s approval, they were already 90 percent complete with it and are just waiting for the finalization of manpower to be fielded in the said facility for its final approval.

“Once ma-submit na ni doctora (Daisy) Villa (the Cebu City Health Department head)  kung kinsay iyang mga personnel na i-assign diri, then we can already submit it to the DOH,” added Pesquera.

Once already operational, referrals will come from the City Health Department as to who will be accommodated in the said facility.

The NOAH Complex is a brainchild of Vice Mayor Michael Rama with the full support of the City Council and some private entities. GAN (FREEMAN)

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