LOOK: More off-site dormitories for health workers open in Quezon Memorial Circle
MANILA, Philippines — More off-site dormitories were opened at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City to serve as temporary shelters for medical frontline workers, the city government said Thursday.
Quezon City Joy Belmonte and National Task Force COVID-19 chief implementer Carlito Galvez Jr. led the opening of the off-site dormitories Cluster 5 and 6 that could accommodate nearly 200 health workers.
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Meanwhile, a statement from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), which built the dormitories, said the temporary shelters have 16 air-conditioned rooms with double-decker beds.
The dormitories also have bathrooms, living room, common dining area, and a separate area for laundry and kitchen, DPWH also noted.
DPWH also said the dormitories will allow frontliners to have a place to stay that is near to major hospitals in Quezon City.
“The temporary shelter for the frontliners will also guarantee that enough medical professionals to safely care for patients are just around the vicinity of major hospitals in Quezon City,” read the statement.
The DPWH already opened four clusters in Quezon Memorial Circle which accepted health workers from National Kidney Transplant Institute (NKTI), East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC), Philippine Heart Center (PHC), and Children’s Hospital. [ac]
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