“We are one with the Philippines in its fight against the widespread of COVID-19. Hence, we are delighted to have been able to convert PICC Forum halls to a makeshift hospital and is now ready for use ahead of schedule as this will greatly provide the optimal isolation space needed amid this pandemic” Villar said, as they turned over a temporary health facility for COVID-19 patients at the Philippine Convention Center (PICC) Forum Halls that was reported last April 15.
Villar group, together with the Department of Public Works and Highways and EEI Corporation finished converting the PICC into a quarantine facility three days ahead than the scheduled time.
The PICC quarantine facility said to have 294 patient cubicles with six nurse stations and outside the Forum building has six houses for the health workers. Managed by the Philippine Police (PNP) Medical Corps, the health facility itself will cater patients with mild to moderate cases of COVID-19.
Following this news, Villar Group said to have also donated a disinfecting apparatus to Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and nine other hospitals: Research Institute for Tropical Medicine in Alabang, Las Piñas General Hospital, Don Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial Hospital in Caloocan, Rizal Medical Center in Pasig, Quirino Medical Center, Philippine Heart Center and Lung Center of the Philippines in Quezon City, and San Lazaro Hospital and Santa Ana Hospital in Manila.