DPWH completes MLQU quarantine facility
Jose Rodel Clapano (The Philippine Star) - October 25, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has completed a COVID-19 isolation facility in the Manuel L. Quezon University (MLQU) campus in Quiapo, Manila in two weeks.

In a statement yesterday, DPWH Secretary Mark Villar said the newly completed facility was rushed to add 60 beds for Manila’s COVID-19 patients.

The isolation facility has a radiology room, two nurses’ stations and four restrooms – two for the use of medical personnel and two for patients’ use, according to DPWH National Capital Region director Ador Canlas.

“With the online learning system in place this school year, available school buildings are being tapped as converting existing buildings is one of the fastest options to add more COVID-19 facilities,” Villar said.

He said the DPWH is continuously building and converting structures to ensure demands are met for healthcare facilities to contain areas with COVID-19 spikes.

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