The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has turned over the newly-completed 'We Heal as One' Center' at the Philippine Arena Complex in Bocaue, Bulacan to the Inter-Agency Task Force for Management of Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID) and Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) after a thorough checked on the 300-capacity mega community quarantine facility was made.
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The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started the construction of another health facility in southern Metro Manila that will augment government’s efforts against COVID-19 pandemic.
Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that the Filinvest Tent in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, will be redesigned and transformed into 108 bed makeshift hospital.
A large-scale health and safety initiative of the Department Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Philippine Arena, MVP Group of Companies, and Villar Group was completed Wednesday, April 29, 2020 in a bid to isolate and provide optimal medical care against COVID-19.
Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the three (3) big tents at the Iglesia Ni Cristo’s (INC) Philippine Arena Complex in Ciudad de Victoria, Bocaue, Bulacan were repurposed into 300-bed healthcare facilities through public-private sector partnership.
The Department Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Philippine Arena and MVP Group of Companies have partnered in a large-scale health and safety initiative in a bid to isolate and provide optimal medical care against COVID-19.
Setting up of the 300-bed capacity “We Heal As One” Center at the Philippine Arena Complex in Bocaue, Bulacan nears completion as the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reached the sixth day of work on Saturday, April 25, for the quarantine facility.
The “We Heal As One” Center put up by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Villar Group of Companies at the Philippine Sports (PhilSports) Arena or ULTRA (University of Life Training and Recreational Arena) is now fit to accommodate COVID-19 patients.
The We Heal As One Center-World Trade Center (WTC) on Friday, April 24, welcomed returning overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who will undergo the 14-day mandatory quarantine.
The OFWs will have access to round-the-clock medical care by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Health Service Command, and will be provided free meals by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).
“In coordination with the Department of Foreign Affairs, a total of 58 deportees from Abu Dhabi are presently quarantined at the WTC," said Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar.
With works at the Philippine Arena “We Heal As One” Center now on advanced stage of completion at 70%, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has worked on the energization of the three (3) mega tents in preparation for the upcoming operation of the quarantine facilties.
With the rising number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is now converting shipping containers into mobile health facilities as part of its continuing efforts to assist the Department of Health (DOH) in this time of crisis.
Secretary Mark A. Villar said that one (1) prototype health facility was already converted by the DPWH National Capital Region (NCR) from a shipping container.
The Department of Public Works and Highways will turn over surgical masks to six (6) major government hospitals in Metro Manila to address the immediate needs of surgical masks.
Secretary Mark A. Villar has identified Dr. Jose Fabella Memorial Hospital, National Kidney & Transplant Institute, Philippine Heart Center, Philippine General Hospital, Lung Center of the Philippines, and Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center to receive 2,000 pieces of surgical masks each.