Guv lauds raid of makeshift hospital inside Fontana

PAMPANGA. Guards from the Public Safety Division of Clark Development Corporation have been deployed at the gates of Fontana Leisure Parks after Clark officials ordered its closure due to violations on allowed business activities inside the leisure estate. (CDC-CD photo)

GOVERNOR Dennis Pineda thanked the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Central Luzon, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on their raid of an illegal makeshift hospital inside Fontana Leisure Parks for Chinese corona virus patients.

“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa CIDG, FDA at CDC [Clark Development Corporation] sa isinagawa nilang raid sa #628 Florida Street sa loob ng Fontana Leisure Parks at pagpapasara nila doon ng iligal na ospital para sa Chinese Covid-19 patients nitong Martes,” Pineda said.

According to a 24 Oras report by John Consulta on Tuesday, a former leisure village was converted into an illegal pharmacy and seven-bed makeshift hospital for Chinese nationals with Covid-19.

The makeshift hospital was operating without the necessary permits from the Department of Health and Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases.

It was not yet clear how the facility was able to operate. Clark officials have ordered the closure and full lockdown of Fontana Leisure Park inside the Clark Freeport following the raid.

Pineda also ordered the search for other alleged facilities inside Clark Freeport.

“Hinihikayat ko po ang CIDG, FDA at CDC na hanapin pa po ang napapaulat na iba pang katulad na iligal na pasilidad sa loob ng Clark Freeport,” Pineda said.

Pineda also called the attention of the Chinese embassy to instruct their people to seek medical help with the proper hospitals in the province.


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