Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. said it will construct 10 emergency quarantine facilities near military hospitals to house personnel who have tested positive for the new coronavirus (COVID-19).
San Miguel said in a statement Tuesday the planned 10 quarantine facilities would house personnel with mild or no symptoms in a bid to help ease the pressure on health facilities flooded by patients needing intensive medical treatment.
“We are thankful to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for giving us the opportunity to collaborate with them on this initiative. This is one way we can help our hospitals efficiently attend to Covid-19 patients with severe symptoms as well those suffering from other life-threatening conditions,” said SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon Ang.
The 10 facilities will have 15 beds each. They will be erected beside NOLCOM Hospital in Tarlac, SOLCOM Hospital in Lucena City, Eastmincom Hospital in Davao City, CENTCOM Hospital in Cebu City, Westmincom Hospital in Zamboanga City, Veterans Memorial Center, CJVAB Hospital in Pasay City, Naval Air Group in Cavite City and WESCOM Hospital in Palawan.