DOTr Adds Buses and Routes to Help Health Workers Get to Hospitals

When the national government implemented a month-long enhanced commmunity quarantine in Luzon on March 17, one of its directives was the ban on public transportation. People began wondering how health workers will get to hospitals, especially those without cars. Thankfully, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) addressed the issue by rolling out free bus services to help frontliners get to hospitals.

Today, the department announced that it is adding buses and routes to serve more people.

Below are the nine routes that health workers can avail:

North West Area

Route 1
• Malanday*
• Valenzuela City General Hospital
• Monumento / MCU*
• Tondo General Hospital
• Metropolitan Medical Center
• San Lazaro Hospital
• Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center
• University of Santo Tomas Hospital
• Chinese General Hospital
• United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)*

*Pick-up/transfer points

Route 2
• Valenzuela Gateway Complex*
• Quezon City General Hospital
• Balintawak*
• Philippine Orthopedic
• United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)*

*Pick-up/transfer points

North East Area

Route 3
• Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial (Caloocan)
• SM Fairview*
• Diliman Doctors Hospital
• Veterans Memorial Medical Center
• Lung Center of the Philippines
• National Kidney and Transplant Institute
• Philippine Heart Center
• East Avenue Medical Center
• Philippine Children’s Hospital
• Centris Station (EDSA/Q.Ave)*

*Pick-up/transfer points

East Area

Route 4
• SM City Masinag*
• Marikina Valley Medical Center
• Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center
• BFCT East Metro Transport Terminal*
• Quirino Memorial Medical Center
• Araneta Center Bus Terminal
• Robinsons Galleria*
• The Medical City – Ortigas

*Pick-up/transfer points

Route 5
• Ortigas Hospital and Healthcare (Cainta)*
• SM City East Ortigas
• Pasig City General Hospital
• The Medical City Ortigas
• Robinsons Galleria*
• VRP Medical Center
• St. Luke’s Medical Center*
• Rizal Medical Center

*Pick-up/transfer points

Central Area

Route 6
• Centris Station (EDSA/Q.Ave)*
• Providence Hospital
• Capitol Medical Center
• United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)*
• UERM Memorial Medical Center
• National Children’s Hospital
• De Los Santos Medical Center
• St. Luke’s Medical Center – E. Rodriguez
• MRT-3 Cubao Station*

*Pick-up/transfer points

Route 7
• The Medical City – Ortigas*
• Robinsons Galleria*
• Cardinal Santos Medical Center
• Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
• Santa Ana Hospital
• Makati Medical Center*

*Pick-up/transfer points

South East Area

Route 8
• Asian Hospital and Medical Center
• Muntinlupa City Hospital
• South Station
• SLEX Sucat Exit*
• Bicutan Exit
• Makati Medical Center*
• St. Luke’s Medical Center – BGC*

*Pick-up/transfer points

South West Area

Route 9
• Vista Mall, Daang Hari*
• Perpetual Help Medical Center (Las Pinas)
• Las Piñas General Hospital
• Baclaran Market*
• San Juan de Dios Educational Medical Center
• Pasay City General Hospital
• Adventist Medical Center
• Makati Medical Center*
• Philippine General Hospital
• Manila Doctors Hospital
• United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)*

*Pick-up/transfer points

The routes are still subject to change depending on the data and requests coming from the Department of Health (DOH).

Buses will transport passengers at 5:00AM, 1:00PM, 5:00PM, and 9:00PM to the abovementioned routes, and vice versa. More than 70 buses are committed to transporting health workers for free along the specified routes.

According to DOTr, the bus service will likewise comply with DOH containment protocols such as the observance of social distancing, body temperature checks, and regular disinfecting of vehicles. Drivers and health workers will also be given food and water.

The same bus service scheme is also being advised to be replicated for all regions in Luzon while the enhanced community quarantine is being enforced.

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