The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a 136-bed capacity quarantine/isolation healthcare facility in Barangay Nangka, Marikina City.
“We are continuously converting containers into mobile health facilities to assist the Department of Health (DOH) in fighting COVID-19”, said Secretary Mark Villar.
In just one and a half months, DPWH Metro Manila 1st District Engineering Office (DEO) has converted 37 units of 40-foot container vans and one (1) unit of 20-footer container van into 136 air-conditioned rooms that will be used as temporary medical facility for suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases with mild symptoms.
The facility includes eight (8) rooms for health workers, two (2) rooms for X-ray and Laboratory, two (2) rooms for Doctors and Nurse Station, and one (1) electrical room.
Meanwhile, a 62-bed capacity isolation facility made from 34 units of container vans was also completed by the DPWH MMFDEO inside Pateros Elementary School Gymnasium. The facility also comes with an office, health workers’ dorm room, control center room, and a laboratory.