DPWH assists PGH prepare Covid-19 wards

MANILA. Personnel of the DPWH on standby to assist in the set up of the Covid-19 ward at UP-PGH. (Contributed photo)

SKILLED workers of the Deparment of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) reinforced in-house laborers of the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) in the preparation of four (Covid-19) wards.

Following his inspection at Manila's biggest government hospital facility under the University of the Philippines-Manila, Underscretary Emil K. Sadain reported to Secretary Mark A. Villar that DPWH National Capital Region (NCR) director Ador G. Canlas has immediately sent a team of construction workers and electricians to fix electrical and ventilation of UP-PGH identified space which will be utilized by covid patients.

The designated Covid-19 ward will be distant from the hospital's other non-Covid-19 patients.

With a few days to prepare before its operation as one of the designated Covid-19 referral center in the NCR by the Department of Health, Villar initiated the sending of technical personnel led by Undersecretary Sadain to assess whatever is needed by UP-PGH.

Sadain said that DPWH and PGH workers will be making a push to fix everything including the installations of new available window fans on the dedicated ward rooms that will treat people affected by the pandemic.

Sadain was joined in the occular inspection by UP-PGH Director Dr. Gerardo Legaspi, UP-PGH Architect Dan Lichauco, DPWH NCR Director Canlas, Bureau of Maintenance Director Ernesto Gregorio Jr. and Bureau of Design Director Aristarco Doroy. (PR)


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