With the help of modern technology, Baguio City is now making use of an artificial intelligence-powered CT scanner to fast track the testing for COVID-19 cases in the province. The AI COVID-19 Analyzer was developed by Chinese tech giant Huawei, and it can diagnose COVID-19 cases in just 7 minutes. Baguio has also set up 20 sanitation tents in various medical facilities, and have started to reduce foot traffic in markets which are known to be the places of easy virus transmission.
The city has also reopened and converted Sto. Nino Hospital into a critical care unit that will accommodate COVID-19 patients. April 14 is the target date for the hospital to be up and running. Rooms will be prepared in case the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center runs out of capacity. The BGHMC, on the other hand, has been officially designated as a COVID-19 regional center and is obligated to take in patients from other regions.