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AFP turns over 2 patient care centers to QC hospitals

AFP turns over 2 patient care centers to QC hospitals
By Priam Nepomuceno
MANILA – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) together with the WTA Architecture + Design Studio turned over two emergency quarantine facilities (EQFs) to two hospitals in Quezon City on Friday.

The AFP's 69th and 70th EQFs were constructed at the Novaliches District Hospital (NDH) and the Rosario Maclang Bautista General Hospital (RMBGH) respectively, said AFP public affairs office chief, Navy Captain Jonathan Zata.

The 12-bed capacity EQF for the NDH was funded by the Samaritan’s Purse International Relief and constructed by the Army's 51st Engineering Brigade. On the other hand, the 15-bed capacity EQF for RMBGH was financed by Task Force Ican: A Sisterhood Project and built by the Navy's 3rd Naval Combat Engineering Battalion.

“The AFP expresses its gratitude to all the people who cooperated and contributed to the success of this initiative, the WTA, Samaritan’s Purse Philippines, Task Force Ican, the different engineering units of the AFP, and the Quezon City Government. We hope that the cooperation between the private and public sector continues and the Bayanihan spirit lives on as we collectively face the threat of this unseen enemy, Covid-19,” said AFP chief-of-staff General Felimon Santos, Jr.

The EQFs are designed to treat and isolate coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients with mild or no symptoms to help decongest hospitals and increase the country’s capacity to contain the pandemic.

Present during the turnover ceremony were Architect William Ti Jr of WTA and project lead of EQF Team; Maj. Gen. William Ilagan, Chief Engineer of AFP; Quezon City Mayor Maria Josefina "Joy" Belmonte; and Dr. Maria Rosela Espinar, RMBGH officer-in-charge. (PNA)

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