THE Philippine Red Cross (PRC) in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), The Netherlands Red Cross, and the City of Makati local government unit (LGU) converted unused dormitories in Makati Science High School (MSHS) into a 56-bed capacity isolation facility that will serve asymptomatic patients from the City of Makati.
A virtual MOA signing between PRC and the City of Makati highlighted the opening of the 56-bed isolation facility on the MSHS campuses. The virtual event was attended by PRC Chairman and CEO Sen. Richard Gordon, PRC SecGen Elizabeth Zavalla, PRC Gov. John Tiong, and Makati City Mayor Abigail Binay
PRC equipped the isolation facility with beds, blankets, pillows, bed covers, and stand fans. In addition, PRC will provide each patient with a quarantine kit that contains essential items good for 7-14 days. PPE of the staff caring for these patients will similarly be issued by PRC.
One of MSHS Isolation Facility’s special features is that it offers a family room for households with 4-6 members who are first-degree relatives or living in the same household. The isolation facility is equipped with a treatment room with 2 medical beds, oxygen tank, and emergency supplies.
The newly opened PRC Isolation Facility is only one among the various initiatives dedicated to enhancing the management of COVID-19 in the country.
“The battle against COVID-19 is far from over; this action by the PRC along with the different LGU’s in Metro Manila is to separate the asymptomatic spreaders to prevent the spread of the virus and beat this invisible enemy,” Chairman Gordon said.
Amid great uncertainty, only one thing remains certain – that we can stop the spread of the virus as long as we join forces and work hand in hand. Individually we are strong but together, we are unstoppable.