CALOOCAN CITY, Aug. 7 (PIA) -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the Department of Health (DOH) have recently approved the conceptual design for the proposed field modular hospital to be put up at the Quezon Institute along E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue in Quezon City to further augment its hospital bed capacity.
"Five modular hospitals made of fabricated components with total bed capacity of 110 will be built and we plan on early mobilization for groundworks at the site to also fast-track this additional facility in the fight versus COVID-19," DPWH Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain told the PIA-NCR.
Sadain heads the DPWH Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of Local and National Healthcare Facilities.
Based on the design plans prepared by the DPWH Task Force and concurred by DOH Undersecretary Leopoldo J. Vega, each off-site modular hospital facility will be able to accomodate 22 patients with dedicated room for the donning or putting on of health care professionals's personal protective equipment (PPE) such as disposable gowns, gloves and shoe covers and area for doffing or taking off of PPEs.
The field modular hospital will also have separate nursing station, equipment laboratory, pantry, storage, medical gas line, cctv system, and elavated pathway connecting clusters.
The DOH will provide the appropriate medical electro-mechanical apparatus and operate this health isolation and treatment facilities jointly with the medical team from QI and Jose R. Reyes Memorial Memorial Medical Center.
Two offsite dormitories will be also constructed within Quezon Institute compound as temporary shelter for some 64 health workers who will be manning the hospital operations. (PIA NCR)