DPWH Builds Modular Hospitals Amid COVID-19 Cases Spike
MODULAR HOSPITALS – The DPWH is building pop-up hospitals to help in catering COVID-19 patients amid cases spike in the Philippines.
Unfortunately, since last week, the Philippines is recording high numbers of new COVID-19 cases daily. It is amid the recent detection of the new variants of coronavirus.
More than 200 countries and territories logged cases of COVID-19. This is the biggest challenge that a lot of nations are currently dealing with and even the World Health Organization (WHO) was surprised by how fast the disease has spread.
According to WHO, countries must not put their guard down early to prevent a second wave of the pandemic. In PH, this pandemic has caused a lot of changes to the people’s way of living.
Part of the new normal now is the wearing of face mask and the practice of social distancing most especially outdoors. These are health protocols in the fight against the spread of the disease.
Big gatherings are still prohibited now. In fact, elementary and secondary schools are yet to be allowed to conduct face-to-face classes. The lessons are delivered to the students through blended learning – with the use of modules and online classes.
Community quarantine measures are still up in PH now. In fact, the whole Metro Manila is under General Community Quaranti8ne (GCQ) with additional restrictions or the NCR Plus bubble. The recent increase in the cases of COVID-19 in the country is swamping hospitals.
Based on a report on ABS-CBN News, modular hospitals are now built to help the hospitals amid the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the country. It is spearheaded by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
According to Health Undersecrteray Leopoldo Vega, one of the first ones to be used will be operated by Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center and then followed by a hospital in Batangas. Several hospitals now are near to reaching their capacity for COVID-19 cases.
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