RMOC CITY- The Leyte 4th District Engineering Office commences the construction of health facilities for the healthcare professionals assigned at COVID Center in Ormoc City.
The project consists of two buildings with 28 air-conditioned rooms that can house up to 56 healthcare workers.
With a total budget of P15 million the building includes a nurse station, a separate toilets & baths, kitchen, laundry area and infirmary.
The structures were designed using modular containers for easy fabrication and disassembled when not anymore needed. Components will be kept by the DPWH for future use especially during calamity response when related structure is necessary.
“Our brave healthcare workers assigned to monitor COVID patients need not any more go directly to their homes after work cause these dormitories will serve as their temporary resting place,” District Engineer Francisco Gonzalez said.
“These buildings will be provided with basic home equipment to make their stay comfortable as possible” he added.
This project is a convergence program of the DPWH, Local Government Unit of Ormoc City and Office of the Civil Defense (OCD).
Its funding was sourced out from the Quick Response Fund of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) while the land where the structure is being built was provided by the LGU-Ormoc.
With a duration of 45 calendar days, the project is expected to be completed by the middle of August of this year. (PR)