DOH opens new modular hospital in Bacoor City

This innovative modular hospital included container vans that had been converted into medical facilities.

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.

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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