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DPWH: 635 isolation facilities completed

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Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar recently announced that a total of 635 isolation centers and off-site dormitories have been finished.


Of those facilities, excluding those under Oplan Kalinga, 139 are located in the National Capital Region (NCR), where the utilization rate is 4,938 out of 6,576 beds or 75%.


Nationwide, 21,362 of 126,358 beds or 75%, are currently in use.
News of the completed facilities was announced after inspection of the Quezon Institute Modular Hospital was completed.


The hospital has a total of 110 beds which includes intensive care unit rooms for moderate to severe cases of Covid19.


Two modular dormitories with a 64-bed capacity were also finished, for staff of the Quezon Institute.


Villar also mentioned that the agency will continue to fast-track the completion of additional healthcare facilities.


In partnership with the Department of Health (DOH), extensions for several level 3 hospitals have been completed, including the Lung Center of the Philippines and Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital.


At least four more modular hospitals are currently under construction.


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