MANILA – Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark A. Villar on Sunday announced that two units of modular health facilities at Quezon Institute compound in Quezon City have been completed and set to be turned over to the Department of Health (DOH) this week.
Villar said the modular health facilities with total bed capacity of 44 will be operated by medical teams from DOH and Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital.
The Quezon Institute Offsite Modular Hospital is intended for moderate to severe coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients, he added.
The DPWH Task Force for Augmentation of Local and National Health Facilities headed by Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain had conducted several ocular inspections at Quezon Institute compound in E. Rodriguez, Quezon City to ensure the prompt completion of the additional healthcare facilities.
Sadain said the two dormitories will also be turned over to DOH on Dec. 22.
The dormitories for medical personnel manning the operations in Quezon Institute has 64 beds capacity.
He said additional three units of modular hospital for Covid-19 patients with 66 beds are expected to be turned over in February 2021.
The modular hospital was designed by 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 PPE gears 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. (PNA)