The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has turned over to the city government of Parañaque a newly-completed medical healthcare facility for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients and healthcare professionals.

Secretary Mark Villar said that the completed quarantine facility is composed of 84 air-conditioned rooms equipped with hospital beds, tables, chairs, and private comfort rooms to function as a comfortable place where COVID-19 patients can recover.

“Four nursing stations were also included in the project construction.”

“Four nursing stations were also included in the project construction to provide a convenient area for health professionals to take a break and recharge,” Villar added.

The completed facility was turned over recently by the public works chief to Parañaque City Mayor Edwin Olivarez, Parañaque City Representative Eric Olivarez and Department of Health representatives.

“The project was completed earlier than the target date.”

The turn-over ceremony was also attended by Chief Implementer of the Philippines’ Declared National Policy Against COVID-19 Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr., DPWH National Capital Region (NCR) Director Ador Canlas and Metro Manila 2nd District Engineer Arleen Beltran.

The project is located at Airforce One Parking Area, Barangay San Dionisio, Parañaque City which was identified by DPWH NCR and Metro Manila 2nd District Engineering Office as one of the feasible sites within the city.

“As part of the DPWH’s initiative in assisting the ongoing battle against COVID-19 pandemic, we are making sure to efficiently provide patients and our medical professionals such facilities with this project completed earlier than the target date,” the public works head said.


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