The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed the construction of a new healthcare facility in Marawi City, Lanao Del Sur to accommodate coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients.
DPWH Secretary and Chief Isolation Czar Mark Villar said the Sagonsongan Multi-Purpose Building situated at Barangay Sagonsongan Relocation Site, Marawi City has been temporarily transformed into quarantine quarters for COVID-19 cases.
“It has a 40-bed capacity and will cater to individuals classified as asymptomatic to mild cases.”
“It has a 40-bed capacity and will cater to individuals tested positive for COVID-19 but classified as asymptomatic to mild cases,” Villar explained.
Representing the public works chief in the turnover ceremony is DPWH Undersecretary and Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of National and Local Health Facilities head Emil Sadain.
The provisional COVID-19 patient care center will be managed by the provincial government of Lanao del Sur under the leadership of Governor Mamintal Adiong Jr.
“The newly turned-over facility will provide the much-needed boost to the health care capacity of Lanao Del Sur.”
“The newly turned-over facility will provide the much-needed boost to the health care capacity of Lanao Del Sur. With the new facility, those who will be infected with the virus will be isolated away from their communities and further halt the spread of the disease,” Sadain said.
Despite the decrease in the number of new cases, the DPWH Task Force continues to thrive in doing its job in the service of the Filipino people by supporting the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) efforts to enhance the local government’s capacity in the fight against COVID-19.
With about 509 completed facilities nationwide which account to 19,083 beds capacity, the government is not lowering guards to address the pandemic with interventions of prevention, detection, and expedite soonest completion of additional 211 facilities with 7,135 beds for isolation in different locations that will back our health care system, the official added.