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PPA converts quarantine facilities into isolation centers



Philippine Ports Authority General Jay Daniel Santiago ordered the conversion of existing PPA quarantine facilities into isolation centers in response to the call of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade to augment the current health care system.

Two existing quarantine facilities of the DoTr and PPA will be converted into isolation facilities for patients who tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

The Eva Macapagal Super Terminal in Pier 15 is equipped with medical requirements for treatment of COVID-19 patients. It has a total of 211 cubicles, distributed in different zones to accommodate patients with mild, advanced, and severe COVID-19 infections.

Aside from these, the facility has also hospital beds, portable toilets, cargo containers for showers, and open-air dining facilities.

On the other hand, the Port Capinpin Quarantine Facility in Orion, Bataan has a 124-bed capacity, which encompasses 25 cubicles intended for high-risk individuals, and separated by a fully-equipped Nurse Station.

Further, two rooms with 12 bunk beds each are also allotted for medical frontliners.

The initial commissioning of Eva Macapagal Super Terminal and the Port of Capinpin as quarantine facilities was undertaken through the donation made by the Lopez Group of Companies.

Slated to be operational by 09 April 2021, with stringent health and safety protocols in place, the isolation facilities are now ready to serve the needs of COVID patients.