The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Wednesday announced the completion of a mega-hospital facility in Mandaluyong City that can accommodate 130 coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients.
In a statement, Undersecretary Emil Sadain, head of DPWH Task Force for Augmentation of Health Facilities, said the mega modular hospital facility for emerging infectious diseases within the National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) compound in Mandaluyong City was built to augment health facilities and deal with the present health challenges.
Sadain on Tuesday inspected the newly completed facility which has five modular hospitals each with 22 rooms for a total of 110 beds and one intensive care unit building with 20 beds.
Each airconditioned hospital room has a comfortable bed, table, chair, and comfort room that will function as quarantine/treatment facility for Covid-19 patients.
On the other hand, the ICU building has an oxygen, suction, and vacuum system; infusion pump and cardiac monitoring; mechanical ventilator; and X-ray and hemodialysis machine dedicated for patients requiring high levels of medical care and complex treatment.
The completed mega-hospital facility would augment the need for hospital beds of Covid-infected patients in the National Capital Region and neighboring provinces from Calabarzon and Central Luzon.
The tentative turnover schedule of the facility to the local government unit is set for early next week.
The DPWH also completed two cluster units of off-site dormitories for medical front-liners each with 24 fully airconditioned rooms and double-decker beds with toilet and bath to accommodate 96 National Center for Mental Health (NCMH) workers.
During the onset of the pandemic in 2020, the DPWH Task Force facilitated the immediate construction of much-needed health facilities nationwide.
“To date, no less than 820 healthcare facilities with a total bed capacity of 30,234 were completed that augment health service nationwide. Facilities completed consists of 736 units of quarantine/isolation facilities with 28,195 beds; 29 modular hospitals with 595 beds; and 55 off-site dormitories with 1,444 beds for medical personnel and other front-liners,” Sadain said.
Among the modular hospital facilities that were quickly completed are at Quezon Institute-Philippine Tuberculosis Society Inc., Lung Center of the Philippines, Dr. Jose N. Rodriquez Memorial Hospital, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, V. Luna Medical Center, Pasig City General Hospital, Las Piñas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center, Ospital ng Maynila, Valenzuela City Emergency Hospital, Batangas Medical Center, and Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City.
Source: Philippines News Agency