The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) recently completed five (5) COVID-19 facilities in Iloilo City and in the towns of Lambunao and Pototan, providing the Iloilo provincial government additional assistance in its fight against the ongoing pandemic.
DPWH Secretary and Chief Isolation Czar Mark A. Villar, citing DPWH Regional Office 6 Director Lea N. Delfinado, said that new structures are composed of three (3) isolation/quarantine facilities located in the Provincial Sports Complex in Lapaz, Iloilo City; and two (2) off-site dormitories situated in Dr. Ricardo V. Ladrido Memorial District Hospital in Lambunao, Iloilo and Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Pototan, Iloilo.
Secretary Villar further explained that the container vans turned isolation/quarantine facilities are composed of 16 air-conditioned rooms with their own comfort rooms and necessary amenities like nurse quarters and nurse station.
Meanwhile, the off-site dormitories are composed of 16 air-conditioned rooms with individual comfort rooms, dining and living area, kitchen and laundry area, and other necessary features.
DPWH officially turned over the healthcare facilities recently in a ceremony at the Iloilo Sports Complex compound in Barangay Magsaysay, Lapaz, Iloilo City attended by Director Delfinado and Iloilo City District Engineer Haydee Alunan handing symbolic keys to Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. and the District and Provincial Hospital representatives of Lambunao and Pototan, Iloilo.
Secretary Villar said that DPWH is committed to provide needed healthcare facilities to aid local governments all over the country in caring for COVID-19 patients, while also ensuring comfort and safety to our healthcare workers.