The biggest quarantine facility in Metro Manila that can accommodate up to 525 beds for COVID-19 patients with who are asymptomatic or those with mild symptoms opened on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
The new quarantine facility at Solaire-PAGCOR in Bagong Nayong Pilipino, Parañaque City was funded by the Razon Group.
With Metro Manila still recording the highest daily number of Covid-19 cases, the Department of Public Works and Highways intends to continue expanding isolation capacity to address the lack of facilities in the country.
Currently, the DPWH said it is working on a total 603 isolation/quarantine facilities for Covid-19 patients/suspects nationwide with a total of 21,609 bed capacity, as well as 75 off-site dormitories for medical workers with 1,806-bed capacity.
In an online press briefing, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque recognized the role being played by the private sector in combating the pandemic.
“Fortunately, maraming gaya ng Razon Group, nandiyan na rin po ang MVP Group, nandiyan na rin po iyong Ayala Group na tumutulong naman po sa gobyerno sa pagbibigay po ng mga pangangailangan natin sa COVID,” Roque said.
The ceremonial opening of quarantine facility was led by National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 chairperson Delfin Lorenzana, National Policy Against COVID-19 deputy chief implementer and testing czar Vince Dizon, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, DPWH Undersecretary and Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of Local and National Facilities Emil Sadain, and JV Emmanuel de Dios, chief executive officer of the Prime Metro BMD Corporation which is the Razon Group’s construction arm.