THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) thanked the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) for the sports agency’s initiative of offering its facilities in support of the government’s fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We at DPWH has recognized your unwavering support for the conversion of the Ninoy Aquino Stadium [NAS] and the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex facility as a designated quarantine facility for Covid-19 patients,” Emil Sadain, DPWH undersecretary for Unified Project Management Office Operations and Technical Services, said in the department’s letter to PSC.
Sadain lauded the PSC, through Chairman William Ramirez, for its prompt response to fill in the inadequacy of health facilities for virus patients.
The DPWH official, who also heads the Task Force on Augmentation of National and Local Healthcare Facilities, praised the cooperation of the public and private sector.
“The combined efforts of public and private entities have helped in the swift implementation of the national and local health-care facilities as one of the urgent measures in addressing the current health crisis,” Sadain said.
PSC OIC Ramon Fernandez thanked the DPWH on behalf of Ramirez and the PSC Board and assured the DPWH of the sports agency’s continuous support to fight the global health crisis.
“We thank DPWH for trusting us and working with us. Rest assured that the PSC will always be supporting this fight against Covid-19 in every way we can,” Fernandez said.
The PSC turned over three major facilities—NAS, Rizal Memorial Coliseum and the PhilSports Multi-Purpose Arena in Pasig City—early this year and were converted as “We Heal as One Centers.”