DPWH COVID-19 quarantine projects get boost

THE Department of Public Works and Highways’ COVID-19 quarantine facility got a boost from the Metro Pacific Tollways, with the DPWH now having 350 hospital beds ready for the DPWH converted COVID-19 quarantine facilities.

DPWH and MPTC inspected the beds which are now used at PICC Forum Hall, Ninoy Aquino Stadium and Rizal Memorial Complex. MPTC assistant vice president Celeste Pia Alimon, DPWH-National Capital Region Asst. Regional Director Juby Cordon, and DPWH Build Build! Build Committee Chairperson Anna Mae Lamentillo conducted the inspection.

The DPWH led the conversion of large edifices into temporary quarantine centers which include the PICC, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, and the World Trade Center.

“We welcome the opportunity to be part of DPWH’s program to expand the quarantine facilities for people being treated for COVID-19,” Alimon said.

Meanwhile, the We Heal As One Center - Ninoy Aquino Stadium discharged its first Covid-19 survivor on Monday, April 20, after the patient tested negative for the disease twice.

This was announced by Manila City Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso in his official Facebook Page.

The patient is a resident of Manila City and is the first one to be released from the quarantine facility. The We Heal As One Centers admit COVID-positive patients with mild or no symptoms.

“We’re happy that the patient has been discharged from the facility and can already go home and be with her family. We hope and pray to hear more news of recoveries soon. We also thank our brave frontliners from the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Corps who have been taking care of the patients here round-the-clock,” DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar said.