Government fast tracks new COVID-19 quarantine facilities

With more and more confirmed COVID-19 cases being reported by the Department of Health (DOH) every day, it is imperative that the government implements measures to address the needs of patients.

So, it comes as a bit of good news when the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), a government-owned and controlled corporation for national development, posted about fast tracking of new COVID-19 quarantine facilities.

“The Ninoy Aquino Stadium at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex, the Philippine International Convention Center and the World Trade Center in Metro Manila are being converted into instant hospitals to accommodate more Covid-positive patients and reduce community spread,” it wrote on a Facebook post.

“The 112-bed Ninoy Aquino Stadium—to be manned by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Corps—will be operational next week, while PICC and WTC will be finished on April 11,” it added.

“Inspecting the sites were National Task Force COVID-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito Galvez, Jr., Department of Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and CEO and Presidential Adviser on Flagship Programs and Projects Vince Dizon and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Usec. Emil Sadain,” the post concluded.

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