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DPWH OPENS NCR’S BIGGEST QUARANTINE FACILITY

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar announced the opening of the biggest mega quarantine facility for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients in Metro Manila.

Villar said the 525-bed capacity Solaire-PAGCOR Mega Quarantine Center located at at the Bagong Nayong Pilipino in Parañaque City was funded by the Razon Group. The facility was inaugurated along with a newly-constructed access road that was also completed by the DPWH.

The ceremonial opening of Solaire-PAGCOR Quarantine Center and the access road was spearheaded by National Task Force (NTF) Against COVID-19 chairperson Delfin Lorenzana, NTF deputy chief implementer and testing czar Vince Dizon, Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, DPWH Undersecretary and Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of Local and National Facilities Emil Sadain, and Mr. JV Emmanuel de Dios, chief executive officer of the Prime Metro BMD Corporation which is the Razon Group’s construction arm.

“We’d like to recognize the private sector in continuously assisting us in the government vs COVID-19,” the public works chief said.

“The newly-opened quarantine center will encourage mild to asymptomatic patients from Metro Manila and other nearby provinces to isolate outside their homes.”

“The newly-opened quarantine center will encourage mild to asymptomatic patients from Metro Manila and other nearby provinces to isolate outside their homes,” the public works head added.

“With Metro Manila still recording the highest daily number of cases of COVID-19 patients, the DPWH Task Force, on instructions of Secretary Villar, continue to expand isolation capacity to address the dearth of facilities from over the past months,” Sadain said.

“DPWH is working on the implementation of a total 603 isolation/quarantine facilities for COVID-19 patients/suspects nationwide with a total of 21,609 bed capacity.”

According to the public works official, DPWH is working on the implementation of a total 603 isolation/quarantine facilities for COVID-19 patients/suspects nationwide with a total of 21,609 bed capacity, as well as 75 off-site dormitories for medical workers with 1,806-bed capacity.

The Department has also provided technical assistance to a total of 11 facilities implemented by the private sector and/or LGUs.

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