The Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of Local/National Health Facility of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is fast tracking the set up of off-site modular hospitals at Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) to further manage healthcare utilization.
Secretary Mark A. Villar reported that workers are speeding up the construction of additional five (5) cluster units of off-site hospital at LCP with the goal of augmenting the Center’s healthcare service capacity.
“This will greatly benefit the hospital as it will increase its bed-capacity with additional 110 rooms for management and treatment of COVID-19 patients under moderate to severe and critical cases,” Secretary Villar said of the modular facility that will be operated by LCP.
DPWH Undersecretary and Task Force Head Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain together with DOH Undersecretary and Treatment Czar Dr. Leopoldo Vega recently inspected the construction of LCP modular hospital where on-going installation of modular frames for the off-site health facility are progressing with sense of urgency.
In coordination with the Department of Health (DOH) and LCP Management, the DPWH Task Force designed the four (4) cluster units with 88 beds as typical hospital facility while one (1) unit with 22 beds is alloted as intensive care unit.
DPWH implementing unit Bureau of Construction headed by Director Aristarco Doroy and Assistant Director Edgardo Garces together with the construction team of Nationstar Development Corporation President Alejandro Tengco ramped up the frame foundation works of the five (5) cluster units to speed the construction.
The off-site hospital is targetted to be completed within this second quarter, said Undersecretary Sadain.
In the recent turnover of the first modular hemodialysis facility at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI) built by the DPWH Task Force, Secretary Villar was applauded and recognized by the DOH, the NKTI management, other stakeholders for the timely delivery of needed healthcare facilities that are apparently beneficial to the people.