Filinvest Tent now ready for use as health facility

COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic, covid-19 updates
COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic, covid-19 updates

Filinvest Tent in Alabang, Muntinlupa City is now ready for use as a COVID-19 mega quarantine facility. The Filinvest Tent ‘We Heal As One Center’ was set up by Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in collaboration with the private sector.

In a ceremony held on May 13, 2020, the management and operation of the 108-bed quarantine center was formally turned over to the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) after it was inspected by National Action Plan Against COVID-19 Chief Implementer Secretary Carlito G. Galvez Jr. together with Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III, DPWH Undersecretary & Head of Task Force for Augmentation of Health Facilities Emil K. Sadain, OCD Administrator Ricardo B. Jalad, and BFP Chief Jose S. Embang Jr.

DPWH Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the Filinvest Tent is the ninth mega quarantine facilities prepared by the government in partnership with the private sector. The construction materials for the redesigning and transformation of Filinvest Tent into makeshift hospital was sponsored by Filinvest City Foundation.

On the otherhand, the Yuchengco-led construction firm EEI Corporation provided the manpower for the repurposing of Filinvest Tent into a quarantine facility while the hospital beds were donated by the Villar Group of Companies.

Nexgen Asia, PLDT, SMART, and Meralco also helped in making this quarantine facility more conducive for patients and frontliners. (DPWH)