QUEZON CITY, March 28 -- Skilled workers of the Deparment of Public Works and Highways will provide reinforcement to the in-house laborers of the Philippine General Hospital in the preparation of four (4) COVID-19 wards.
The Department of Public Works and Highways in a statement said that DPWH National Capital Region (NCR) Director Ador G. Canlas has immediately sent a team of construction workers and electricians to fix electrical and ventilation of UP-PGH identified space which will be utilized by covid patients beginning next week.
This was after the inspection at the Manila's biggest government hospital facility under the University of the Philippines-Manila was conducted by Underscretary Emil K. Sadain with UP-PGH Director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, UP-PGH Architect Dan Lichauco, DPWH NCR Director Canlas, Bureau of Maintenance Director Ernesto Gregorio Jr. and Bureau of Design Director Aristarco Doroy.
Undersecretary Sadain was joined in the ocular inspection by UP-PGH Director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, UP-PGH Architect Dan Lichauco, DPWH NCR Director Canlas, Bureau of Maintenance Director Ernesto Gregorio Jr. and Bureau of Design Director Aristarco Doroy. ()
The designated COVID ward will be distant from the hospital's other non-COVID-19 patients.
With few days to prepare before its operation as one (1) of the designated COVID-19 referral center in the NCR by the Department of Health, Secretary Villar initiated the sending of technical personnel led by Undersecretary Sadain to assess whatever is needed by UP-PGH.
Sadain said that DPWH and PGH workers will be making a push to fix everything including the installations of new available window fans on the dedicated ward rooms that will treat people affected by pandemic. (DPWH)