BACOOR CITY, Cavite – The Department of Public Works and Highways, Department of Health and the local government is set to turn over today a “Hospitainer” to the Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital in Bgy. Habay II, this city.
“Hospitainer” is an off-site modular hospital that can house hospital beds for up to 24 mild to severe cases of COVID -19, with close monitoring, intensive care unit, Command Center Office, tele-medicine and triage area for COVID patients.
Southern Tagalog Regional hospital has a 75-bed capacity “Ligtas” COVID-19 Center inaugurated in 2020, with only 20-bed capacity.
In an inauguration ceremony to be held today, the DOH is also set to turn over around 600 COVID-19 “Kalinga” kits to the said public hospital, a home care kit for positive patients consisting of paracetamol, Vitamin C tablets, alcogel (2 pcs), bath soap (2 pcs), 1 roll of tissue, a bottle of disinfectant and face mask.
The program will be spearheaded by DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III, Usec. Leoplodo Vega, with Cavite Gov. Jonvic Remulla, Bacoor City Congressman Edwin “Strike” Revilla, Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla, Director Ariel Valencia, regional director of the DOH-Calabarzon; Dr. Ivy Yrastorza, city health officer of Bacoor; and Dr. Ruby Rubiano, hospital director of the STRH.