New Covid-19 facility opens in Subic, can cater to almost 400 patients
A new facility for the treatment and monitoring of Covid-19 patients was launched on Wednesday at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone, according to officials.
The Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility (TTMF) of the Manila Times College of Subic can accommodate some 371 mild and asymptomatic Covid-19 patients, according to a Department of Health official.
“The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), which is responsible for the renovation and civil works, has completed the Phase 1 and 2 of the facility,” Health Assistant Secretary Maria Francia Laxamana said in a Philippine Information Agency report.
“Aside from the electrical and water connection, it is also equipped with internet connection to provide more convenience to our patients,” she added.
The report said the official cited “the importance of collaboration between the public and private sector, which made the establishment of the facility possible.”
“The offer of Manila Times College of Subic Chairperson and CEO Dante Ang for the use of this facility to the national government is very timely,” Laxamana was quoted as saying.
“At that time, our goal is really to consolidate the resources of the Inter-Agency Task Force and the NTF. With a series of meetings, we came up with strategies, we did the ocular, scanning, and scoping. And it was really an important basic start,” she said.
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