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Health workers get more buses for free ride

The Transport department said Friday it was continuing its mission to ferry health personnel to their workplaces daily as its free ride for health workers rolled out on its third day. 

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Health workers get more buses for free ride
FRONTLINE HEROES. Medical workers from St. Luke’s Hospital flash their common messages urging the people to stay at home amid the Luzon-wide “enhanced community quarantine” the Duterte administration has imposed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 
The free ride is being done amid the implementation of an Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon.

The free bus service, which started on March 18, 2020, following the instruction of Transport Secretary Arthur Tugade to his men to ferry health workers who are now at the frontline of the fight against the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19.

From only three routes during its initial deployment, the free bus service now serves health workers on thirteen routes:

Northwest Area

Revised ROUTE 1

Meralco (Malanday)*

Valenzuela City General Hospital

MCU Hospital (Monumento)*

Caloocan City Medical Center

Tondo General Hospital

Our Lady of Fatima

Metropolitan Medical Center

San Lazaro Hospital

Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center

University of Santo Tomas Hospital

Chinese General Hospital

United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)*

*Pick-up/transfer points

Northwest Area

Revised ROUTE 2

Valenzuela Gateway Complex*

Quezon City General Hospital

Balintawak*

MCU Hospital (Monumento)*

Our Lady of Fatima University

Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center

Philippine Orthopedic Center

United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)*

*Pick-up/transfer points

Northeast Area

Revised ROUTE 3

SM City SJDM (Bulacan)

Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial (Caloocan)

SM Fairview*

Diliman Doctors’ Hospital

Veterans Memorial Medical Center

Lung Center of the Philippines

Philippine Heart Center

East Avenue Medical Center

Philippine Children’s Hospital

Centris Station (EDSA/Quezon Ave.)*

*Pick-up/transfer points

East Area

ROUTE 4

SM City Masinag*

Marikina Valley Medical Center

Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center

BFCT East Metro Transport Terminal*

Quirino Memorial Medical Center

Araneta Center Bus Terminal

Robinsons Galleria*

The Medical City Ortigas

*Pick-up/transfer points

East Area

ROUTE 5

Ortigas Hospital & Healthcare (Cainta)*

SM City East Ortigas

Pasig City General Hospital

The Medical City Ortigas

Robinsons Galleria*

VRP Medical Center

St. Luke’s Medical Center*

Rizal Medical Center

*Pick-up/transfer points

Central Area

Revised ROUTE 6

Centris Station (EDSA/Quezon Ave.)*

Providence Hospital

Capitol Medical Center

Philippine Orthopedic Center (Banawe)

United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)*

National Children‒s Hospital

De Los Santos Medical Center

St. Luke’s Medical Center (E. Rodriguez)

UERM Memorial Medical Center

MRT-3 Cubao / Araneta Center*

*Pick-up/transfer points

Central/East Area

Revised ROUTE 7

Pasig City General Hospital

Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral*

Pasig Rotonda

Rizal Medical Center

The Medical City (Ortigas)

Robinsons Galleria*

Cardinal Santos Medical Center

VRP Medical Center

National Center for Mental Health

Makati Medical Center*

*Pick-up/transfer points

Southeast Area

Revised ROUTE 8

Starmall “Alabang*

SLEX Sucat Exit*

Bicutan Exit

Makati Medical Center*

St. Luke’s Medical Center BGC*

*Pick-up/transfer points

Southwest Area

ROUTE 9

Vista Mall, Daang Hari*

Perpetual Help Medical Center (Las Piñas)

Las Piñas General Hospital

Baclaran Market*

San Juan de Dios Educational Medical Center

Pasay City General Hospital

Adventist Medical Center

Makati Medical Center*

Philippine General Hospital

Manila Doctors Hospital

United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)*

*Pick-up/transfer points

Southeast Area

ROUTE 10

Feeder route

RITM*

Asian Hospital and Medical Center

Muntinlupa City Hospital

Starmall Alabang*

*Pick-up/transfer points

Southeast Area

ROUTE 11

Starmall Alabang*

SLEX Sucat Exit*

Bicutan Exit

San Juan de Dios EFI Hospital

Gil Puyat Station LRT-1*

Philippine General Hospital

Manila Doctors Hospital

*Pick-up/transfer points

Southeast Area

ROUTE 12

SM Molino 

Imus Transport Plaza 

Las Piñas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center 

Baclaran Market*

San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation Hospital 

Gil Puyat*

Adventist Medical Center Manila 

Philippine General Hospital*

Manila Doctors Hospital*

*Pick-up/transfer points

South Area

ROUTE 13

Seaoil Imus Daang Hari/Aguinaldo

Imus Transport Terminal*

Las Piñas General Hospital

Perpetual Help Medical Center

RITM*

Asian Hospital and Medical Center

Muntinlupa Hospital

Starmall Alabang*

*Pick-up/transfer points

Buses will transport passengers to these designated routes, and vice versa, at 5:00AM, 7:00AM, 1:00PM, 3:00PM, 5:00PM and 7:00PM.

Seventy-two buses and two modern Public Utility Vehicles have committed to transport health workers for free along the specified routes, which are still subject to change depending on the data and requests coming from the Department of Health.

Meanwhile, transport officials said the free rides are not restricted to doctors and nurses. These will also be made available to other hospital workers such as administration personnel, utility workers, security officers and other health workers such as pharmacists and caregivers.

Health workers get more buses for free ride
FRONTLINE HEROES. Medical workers from St. Luke’s Hospital flash their common messages urging the people to stay at home amid the Luzon-wide “enhanced community quarantine” the Duterte administration has imposed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 
The bus service will likewise comply with Health department containment protocols such as the observance of social distancing, body temperature checks and the regular disinfecting of vehicles. Drivers and health workers will also be given food and water.

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