Quezon Institute's COVID facility for moderate to severe cases set for completion this December

CALOOCAN CITY, Dec. 11 (PIA) -- The Department of Public Works and Highways’ Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of Local and National Healthcare Facilities is building pop-up hospital that will be used to augment the existing COVID-19 isolation facilities at Quezon Institute in E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Quezon City.

Undersecretary and Task Force Head Emil K. Sadain said that two (2) units of modular off-site hospital with a total of 44 beds is set to be completed before Christmas.

DPWH is putting up at Quezon Institute compound five (5) modular hospitals with total bed capacity of 110 for moderate to severe/ critical patients.

Once completed, the Department of Health (DOH) will manage these facilities with Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital.

The modular hospital was designed by the DPWH Task Force in coordination with DOH to have specific rooms for the donning or putting on of health care professionals’ personal protective equipment (PPE) such as disposable gowns, gloves and shoe covers and area for doffing or taking off of PPEs in order to protect and limit spread of contamination.

The field modular hospital will also have a copper tube for oxygen and tanks, separate nursing station, equipment laboratory, pantry, storage, CCTV lines, and monitoring board.

Other than the modular hospital facilities, Sadain said two (2) dormitories put up by DPWH at Quezon Institute compound were also completed.

“These offsite dormitories will serve as temporary shelter for some 64 health workers manning the hospital operations at Quezon Institute,” Sadain said.

According to the DPWH official, as of today, there are already 462 healthcare facilities completed by DPWH nationwide serving 17,935 beds capacity in this pandemic.

Public Works & Highways Secretary Mark Villar, in a statement said putting up of more health facilities nationwide is needed to gradually defeat the pandemic.

“We will not be complacent but instead continue in backing our healthcare system by putting up more health facilities nationwide,” Villar said. (DPWH/PIA-NCR)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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