The Department of Public Works and Highways has completed the construction of an additional COVID-19 treatment facility at the Batangas Medical Center, one of the apex hospitals of the Department of Health in the Calabarzon region.
According to DPWH Secretary Mark Villar, the off-site hospital buildings are now being prepared for operation to provide additional healthcare service to patients from Batangas and its nearby provinces.
The three cluster facilities that were completed includes one unit with 10 Intensive Care Unit rooms installed with a closed-circuit television monitoring for moderate to severe COVID patients and one unit with 21 rooms for isolation and monitoring of mild symptoms cases.
“The facility also included a makeshift dormitory with 22 rooms dedicated to accommodate 44 healthcare professionals who will be attending to patients in the facility,” Villar said.
The DPWH said the facility will be opened next month after the completion of civil works and the installation and setting up of medical equipment to accommodate the surge in cases, including spillover patients from Metro Manila and nearby areas in the Southern Tagalog region.
“A harmonized, interoperable, and interconnected government can increase the quality and efficient delivery of frontline services which will greatly benefit the public,” DOH-Calabarzon Regional Director Eduardo Janairo said.