Public Works and Highways Secretary and Isolation Czar Mark Villar announced that additional 32 isolation beds are available at the newly-built quarantine facility at Camp Olivas, San Fernando City, Pampanga.
Villar said that a two-story modular-type building composed of 32-unit bed with individual comfort room was put up as a quarantine facility for COVID-19 patients to prevent the spread of the infectious virus.
“The quarantine facility that also includes two units of nurse/doctor quarters and two units of utility room.”
“With the completion of this quarantine facility that also includes two units of nurse/doctor quarters and two units of utility room inside the compound of the regional headquarters of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Region 3, infected patients can be transferred to the facility where they can be monitored properly,” the public works chief added.
In his report to the public works head, DPWH Region 3 Director Roseller Tolentino said that the quarantine facility was completed in the amount of P25.435 million and was implemented by DPWH – Pampanga 1st District Engineering Office (DEO) headed by District Engineer Almer Miranda and Asst. District Engineer Ruby Canlas.
Villar and DPWH Senior Undersecretary Rafael Yabut visited Camp Olivas and recently personally checked the quarantine facility as well as other ongoing infrastructure projects that will benefit hundreds of police officers and law enforcement agents.
Villar, together with Yabut and Tolentino, inspected the 500-lineal meter construction of an access road made of portland cement concrete pavement with drainage flume.
The P23-million road construction project is 75 percent completed and is set to be finished this June 2021.
“This will reduce travel time to facilitate effective and credible police service and speedy response when needed.”
“This will create considerable impact not only to the community within the Camp, but also to the general public with significant reduction in the travel time to facilitate effective and credible police service and speedy response when needed,” Tolentino explained to Villar.
“The project will increase the capacity of the road section in the area, which in effect will facilitate the smooth exchange and transport from and to the other government agencies and will be part of the plan to support local businesses in the area,” he added.
Three building renovation projects are also ongoing at Camp Olivas namely, Rektang Konek – Aksyon Agad (RKAA), Regional Headquarters Support Unit (RHSU), and Regional Barracks Building.
Costing P68.712 million, the project has an overall accomplishment of 42 percent and is set for completion by this third quarter.
The reconstruction of existing building facilities will improve the overall condition of the headquarters, ensure safety and security, and create a conducive working environment for the PNP personnel and other occupants.