Ninoy Aquino Stadium now under AFP
Senior Executive Assistant and National Training Director Marc Velasco of the Philippine Sports Commission said this after the stadium became operational as an “instant hospital” yesterday. “No PSC staff is involved here. This area is now controlled by the AFP and the DOH,” said Velasco. The facility will now be ready to accept coronavirus (Covid-19) positive patients with mild symptoms and those who are asymptomatic by Wednesday. Around 112 beds have been installed, to be manned by the AFP Medical Corps. The beds will be in individual air-conditioned cubicles, with plug-in outlets, free internet connection and round-the-clock monitoring by the medical staff. Free food will also be provided to both patients and frontliners in all quarantine facilities being readied by the national government. Officials said the establishment of instant hospitals in Metro Manila and other parts of the country is a joint effort by the national government and the private sector to reduce the community spread of COVID-19. This will also help in decongesting hospitals in Metro Manila and ensure protection of both patients and frontliners from the disease.