Institutional Quarantine Facilities (IQF’s) and Isolation Units for Western and Choiseul Province has been identified, assessed and awaits improvement works.
For Western Province, the IQF’s and isolation sites are designated on areas which are frequent contact points for incoming passenger planes and vessels from abroad.
Quarantine facilities for frontline workers are also identified for Gizo,Munda and Seghe for assessment.
Choiseul identified two centres for accommodating any suspected COVID-19 case or for contact tracing should any case arises.
Below are sites for both provinces which the government through its agencies like Health, Infrastructure and Camp Management of the National Disaster Operations Committee (N-DOC) are working on as part of its preparedness response plans.
|Western Province||Choiseul Province|
|Quarantine Centre||Isolation Unit||Quarantine Centre||Isolation Unit|
|Nusa Tupe Island Accommodation||Gizo Hospital tuberculosis (TB) clinic||Taro staff hostel||Taro Hospital ward|
|Soltuna Girls Hostel||Noro Lodge||Sasamunga Community House||PJ Twomey Memorial Hospital ward|
|Helena Goldie Nursing School||Helena Goldie Hospital TB ward|
|Old Seghe Hospital||Seghe Hospital Children/Male Ward|
|Nila St Annie’s Girls Dormitory||Nila Clinic|
This facilities awaits funding from the government through the Ministry of Infrastructure Development for refurbishment and repurposing for stand-by mode.
In the meantime, Provincial Emergency Operations Centre (PEOC) for both province continues to ensure all committee sectors of the Provincial Disaster Operations Committees (P-DOC) are ready in their response plan and development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s).