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Additional hospitals being eyed in Mariveles

November 27, 2021 Christian D. Supnad 266 views

MARIVELES, Bataan – More hospitals will be set up in this highly-industrial town, boosting further the efforts of the government to contain the coronavirus.

Aside from the existing general and district hospitals here, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) is currently constructing a one-unit modular hospital within the compound of Mariveles Mental Wellness and General Hospital (MMWGH) in Bataan.

The statement said the P23.85-million facility being set up is in line with DPWH’s effort to increase the number of COVID-19 dedicated-hospital beds in Central Luzon.

“In July, health experts tagged the municipality of Mariveles as ‘very high risk’ for COVID-19 due to the continued rise in daily average cases and the DPWH saw the urgent need for additional health facilities in the area,” Bataan 2nd District Engineer Ulysses Llado said.

“Our office immediately coordinated with the municipal government and Department of Health and proposed the construction of a modular hospital within MMWGH,” he added.

The 22-bed capacity modular hospital will be equipped with ventilation systems, oxygen lines and air-conditioned units.

It will also have a booth for nurses along the hallway, a separate nursing station and pantry for medical frontliners.

The facility is expected to be completed this November.

Apart from the modular hospital at MMWGH, the Bataan 2nd District Engineering Office also proposed to build similar structures at Mariveles District Hospital, Bataan General Hospital and Medical Center, and Dangcol in Balanga City.