Department of Public Works and Highway and Villar Group of Companies have completed the conversion of shipping containers into 120 mobile rooms.
“120 mobile rooms have already been deployed at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Complex, Pasay City,” Villar noted.
Secretary Mark A. Villar said that the high cube containers converted into mobile rooms can be used as additional COVID-19 isolation health facilities or these may also function as alternative living quarters to temporarily house medical doctors and staff on duty at hospitals or at mega quarantine facilities operating at PICC, World Trade Center and Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
“PUIs and PUMs may be housed in the We Heal As One Center – CCP while awaiting for results. The 30 units of shipping containers can accommodate a total of 120 individuals,” Villar noted.
A 20-footer container can be divided into four (4) fully-airconditioned rooms for sleeping with separate toilet and bath, and aluminum window frame for proper ventilation.
“More than providing facilities for sleeping, medical personnel need not travel from hospitals and/or health facilities to their residences putting at risk the health and safety of their respective families due to their regular exposure to COVID-19 patients,” Villar said.
“The location of CCP is very strategic. It is close to quarantine facilities as well as level 2 and level 3 hospitals. This will serve as prototype for accommodation rooms for heath care workers as well as PUIs and PUMs,” he added.