A mega quarantine facility for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in Calamba City, Laguna that can accommodate 600 individuals was recently completed.
The Department of Public Works and Highways turned over the facility Saturday, November 14, to the local government of Calamba.
According to Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar, it is the biggest “We Heal As One ” quarantine facility in the Southern Tagalog Region.
Of the total 600 beds, 550 are intended to accommodate patients who have tested positive and categorized as mild and asymptomatic patients.
The remaining 50 units, on the other hand, are intended for the medical frontliners deployed in the facility.
“The DPWH Task Force together with the Regional Office 4A was responsible in the repurposing of the Regional Government Center into a mega quarantine facility by constructing cubicles and nurse stations, quarters for the healthcare workers, and toilet and shower rooms for the patients, and installing air-conditioning units,” Villar said.
The facility was turned over to Calamba City Mayor Justin Marc Chipeco. It will be managed by the city government jointly with the Department of Health and Office of Civil Defense.