To help the government respond to the needs of COVID-19 patients, the Department of Public Works and Highway (DPWH) led by Sec. Mark Villar turned over 27 container vans-turned 96-bed quarantine/ isolation facility to the Las Pinas city government.
“The new quarantine “isofacility” will augment the existing healthcare facilities in Las Pinas City which will definitely help in controlling the spread of Covid-19 affected persons in the city,” noted Villar.
He related that each of the 24 units of the 40-footer container vans, located inside Goodyear Compound in Barangay Almanza, has four rooms complete with healthcare amenities, toilets, and utilities.
Another two units 20-footer container vans serve as nurse station and one unit of another 20-foot container van is for X-ray facilities.
With proper ventilation, the isolation facility was designed in accordance with the Department of Health (DOH) guidelines and recommendation.
The 35-million budget allocation for project, known as “Rehabilitation of Disaster-Related Infrastructure,” came from the DPWH’s regular fund for 2020 and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund.
The new Covid-19 quarantine facility was turned-over to Las Pinas led by Mayor Imelda Aguilar and Vice Mayor April Aguilar after its blessing officiated by Rev. Fr. Inocencio Palmari held on the same day.
Las Pinas Rep. Camille Villar also witnessed the occasion, which was a partnership between the DPWH and Las Pinas City government in coordination with the National Development Company.
Sen. Cynthia A. Villar and her family have been helping the national government enhance its capabilities and responsiveness to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. They have been donating hospital equipment, portable handwashing stations, PPEs, face masks and field shields.
Just recently, they donated hospital equipment to Las Piñas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center (LPGH
& STC) to further boosts its capabilities dealing with the current health crisis. The hospital has already opened its Covid-19 testing facility.
The Villar family donated a laboratory freezer, biological refrigerator, autoclave sterilizer and pass box ventilator to the said hospital.
Three buildings built by Villar family were also donated for the hospital extension facilities, temporary housing for healthcare workers and/or quarantine facility.
The said buildings are the Las Piñas Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center, Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines (VMLP), and the Provincial Board Members’ League (PBML) buildings – all located in Barangay Ilaya, Las Pinas City.