THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Task Force for Augmentation of Health Facilities is fast-tracking the construction of dormitories for hospital workers who are on the front lines of caring for Covid-19 patients.
Public Works Secretary Mark A. Villar said, “The ongoing construction of six dormitories each with 16 rooms and occupancy of two persons per room for a total capacity of 192 will be completed at the end of June 2020,” Villar noted.
“The living quarters are intended for hospital workers primarily from Quezon City-based hospitals such as National Kidney and Transplant Institute, Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue Medical Center, Veterans Memorial Hospital, Children’s Hospital, and V. Luna General Hospital,” he added.
Amid the global pandemic, one of the biggest needs health-care providers have is space for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to rest between shifts.
“Quezon City is extremely grateful to have been chosen by the DPWH through the kindness and generosity of Secretary Mark Villar to be the recipient of the dormitories for health workers project. QC has the most number of hospitals among all the cities in the country and it is our duty and responsibility to look after our health workers as best as we can, so that they can be well enough to look after our needs during this health crisis,” Mayor Joy Belmonte noted.