The Rizal Stadium will have 120 beds. The PICC, 300 beds. The World Trade Center, home to 500 beds.
As hospitals in the metro get overwhelmed by the number of Covid-19 cases, the government is working quickly to finish these three health facilities in 10 days. On April 11, these converted buildings will be turned over to the Department of Health.
The Department of Public Works and Highways, together with the Department of Health, conducted a joint inspection of public spaces to be made into temporary treatment and monitoring facilities, following principles and protocols of Infection and Prevention Control.
These three buildings will now be repurposed into temporary treatment and monitoring facilities—each with three zones: contaminated, buffer, and sterile zones. Contaminated Zones are where patients are contained; Buffer Zones for decontamination and hygiene, and Sterile Zones as holding area and entrance for healthcare workers.
Each health facility is assured of uninterrupted access to electricity, potable water source, and sewer line. All facilities will have WiFi, are airconditioned, and will be able to provide free food.
Also to be converted into a hospital is the New Clark City Government Center.
In the lineup for conversion are the Amoranto Stadium, Quezon Institute, Duty Free Paranaque, FTI, Filinvest Tent, PhilSports Complex, Quezon City Circle, and Veterans Memorial Circle. The New Clark Athlete’s Village will have more than 500 beds, and is just awaiting the arrival of medical equipment.…From -
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Author: MB Lifestyle