The Department of Public Works and Highways’ (DPWH) ongoing project is a Mega Modular Hospital in Mandaluyong City.
The groundwork for the off-site healthcare facilities in the National Center for Mental Health started. This is after thorough planning of the DPWH Task Force for Augmentation of Local/National Health Facilities.
Secretary Villar also stated that the reason for initiating the pop-up hospital is to increase the healthcare facilities. With better facilities, COVID-19 patients can be well taken care of and Filipinos’ well-being is protected.
A report of Undersecretary and DPWH Task Force Head Emil K. Sadain to Secretary Villar conveyed that the equipment and manpower are now in action. Thus, they can kick off the construction of 11 cluster units of modular health facilities at the site.
Undersecretary Sadain and National Capital Region Director Eric Ayapana, Bureau of Construction Director Aristarco Doroy, and Metro Manila 1st District Engineer Medel Chua inspected all the start-up activities for the pre-development.
This DPWH ongoing project consists of 8 cluster units of a modular hospital. Moreover, each unit has 22 air-conditioned rooms.
There are also three cluster units for off-site dormitories for hospital personnel and other health service front liners. The Mega Modular Hospital is one of the 662 COVID facilities that DPWH has completed.