The Department of Public Works and Highways turned over to the Department of Health the Quezon Institute Philippine Tuberculosis Society Modular Hospital and Dormitory to cater to moderate and severe cases of COVID-19.
The turnover for the facility located within the Quezon Institute compound in Quezon City was led by National Task Force against COVID-19 deputy chief implementer Vince Dizon, Public Works and Highways secretary and isolation czar Mark Villar, and Health Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega.
The facility consists of two units of modular hospitals with 44-bed capacity for COVID-19 cases and two units of dormitories with 64 beds for medical personnel. The facility will be managed and operated by the Jose Reyes Memorial Hospital.
Villar said, “We used pre-fabricated sandwich panels [consisting] of 110 isolation rooms. What we are seeing here today is 44 isolation rooms, the rest of which will be finished by February.”