Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark A. Villar announced that medical personnel of the Lung Center of the Philippines will now have a temporary shelter within the hospital compound in Quezon City.
Secretary Villar said that government has helped alleviate daily operational challenges of healthcare workers of the Lung Center of Philippines by providing two (2) units of ‘We Heal As One Offsite Dormitory for Medical Personnel’.
The fully furnished offsite dormitories were officially turned over Friday, July 17 by Undersecretary Emil K. Sadain representing Secretary Villar to the management of Lung Center of the Philippines represented by Deputy Executive Director for Medical Services Sullian Sy-Naval and Deputy Executive Director for Hospital Support Services Dr. Victoria C. Idolor.
The preparation of plan, construction management and supervision of the completed dormitories were undertaken by the DPWH Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of Local and National Healthcare Facilities headed by Undersecretary Sadain.
Also present in the turnover of the built facilities are LCP Dr. Gloanne C. Adolor of the Management Services and Dr. Antonio B. Ramos of Administrative Services; and members of DPWH Task Force namely Bureau of Maintenance Director Ernesto Gregorio Jr., Bureau of Design Director Aristarco Doroy, Bureau of Construction Director Eric Ayapana and Assistant Director Edgardo Garces.
The cluster dormitory are made of modular components fabricated to assemble 16 rooms with the middle space intended for the living room.
Each of the 16 airconditioned rooms are equipped with double-decker beds for two (2) persons with toilet and water heater.
Common dining and a separate area for laundry and kitchen with available appliances are also set up within the dormitories.