The Department of Health (DOH) inaugurated a new off-site modular hospital for emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases at the Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital (STRH) in Bacoor City on January 21.
Some “hospitainers,” or container vans converted into medical facilities, were introduced at the regional hospital, as part of the government’s efforts to relieve the hospital congestion.
LOOK: "Hospitainer" or hospital facilities in container vans were opened at the STRH through the DPWH, Bacoor City LGU, and DOH. | via @wenacos pic.twitter.com/xYqgsSh4FK— ABS-CBN News (@ABSCBNNews) January 21, 2022
The “hospitainer” includes a 24-bed air conditioned isolation facility for COVID-19 patients.It also has a 12-bed Intensive Care Unit with a nursing station, donning and doffing stations.
Moreover, it has a command center office, telemedicine office, triage area, swabbing area, and a guard house.
Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, together with other DOH officials, local leaders like Bacoor City Mayor Lani Revilla and 2nd District Rep. Strike Revilla, and STRH OIC-Chief Dr. Ruby Ephraim Rubiano, spearheaded the inauguration of the said “hospitainers.”
As of January 21, Region IV-A Calabarzon reported a total of 437,799 COVID-19 cases, of which 31,322 were active, 393,688 were already recovered, and 12,789 died.
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