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Manila puts up COVID field hospital at Luneta

/ 04:31 AM June 15, 2021

READY FOR COVID BATTLE Hospital beds are readied on Monday ahead of the opening of the Manila COVID-19 field hospital at Rizal Park on June 24. Finished in less than two months, the hospital can accommodate 336 patients and will treat mild to moderate cases. —MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

MANILA, Philippines — Manila City is hiring additional medical personnel to man the 336-bed COVID field hospital at Luneta Park.

Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso, on Monday, said they constructed the field hospital in less than 60 days, pushing its opening to an earlier date on June 24.

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The construction of the field hospital, which will cater to mild and moderate COVID-19 cases, started in April as cases surged and officials grappled to decongest health-care facilities across Metro Manila.

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