MMDA installs decontamination tents vs COVID-19

April 07, 2020

THE Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has installed decontamination tents at several public hospitals and government offices in Metro Manila to help combat the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

As of yesterday, decontamination tents have been installed at the  Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue Medical Center, Malacanang Palace, Department of Health-Central Office in Tayuman, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-National Relief Operations Center  in Pasay, and another DSWD satellite office in Commonwealth, Quezon City.

MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim said the installation of decontamination tents is one of the agency's contributions to bolster measures against COVID-19.

"It aims to decontaminate and disinfect health workers, frontliners and everyone visiting the hospitals and government offices to help contain the entry and spread of covid-19," said Lim.

Tents have a diffuser system that sprays disinfectant to people passing though it before they are allowed to enter.

According to Lim, the agency is planning to put up more decontamination tents at major hospitals in Metro Manila.

To be recalled, the MMDA had set up its disinfection tent at the entrance of its headquarters in Makati City, with the assistance of Sanitary Anti-Viral Entry Point or Savepoint, a private firm, early last month, prior to the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine.

Body temperature of employees and visitors were also checked by heath personnel using a thermal scanner.