The Department of Public Works and Highways has formally turned-over on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 the first off-site modular hemodialysis facility completed at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI).
Secretary and Isolation Czar Mark A. Villar said that the project was conceived by the formed Task Force for Augmentation of Local/National Health Facilities and the NKTI Management for the COVID-19 patients with compromised kidney or renal problem who needs to undergo regular hemodialysis treatment.
Secretary Villar together with Undersecretary and DPWH Task Force Head Emil K. Sadain handed over the symbolic key of the pop-up hospital and dormitory to Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III, Health Undersecretary and Treatment Czar Leopoldo J. Vega, and NKTI Executive Director Dr. Rose Marie O. Rosete-Liquete.
Also present at the turn-over ceremony are IATF Chief Implementer and Vaccine Czar Secretary Carlito G. Galvez Jr., COVID-19 National Task Force Deputy Chief Implementer and Testing Czar Secretary Vince B. Dizon, Presidential Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque, and Quezon City Mayor Joy G. Belmonte.
Implemented by the DPWH Bureau of Construction under contract with Nationstar Development Corporation, the newly completed off-site hemodialysis facility has twenty (20) dialysis rooms to enable COVID-19 patients with kidney illness to receive prompt medical treatment.
Built using pre-fabricated panels ane features wide hallways, the modular hospital has 14 regular dialysis rooms, two (2) isolation rooms, and four (4) hepatitis rooms and will be able to cater 60 dialysis patients per day considering that there will be three (3) shifts.
The hospital facility is equipped with airconditioning equipment, CCTV monitoring and paging system, nurse station, water treatment room, and generator set for alternative power source.
In partnership with the NKTI, DPWH also completed and turned over a modular dormitory with 16 fully airconditioned rooms complete with double deck beds good for 32 frontlinets. The dormitory features toilet and bath with water heater in each room, spacious airconditioned hallway, living area, dining area, kitchen and laundry areas for the health workers of NKTI manning the hospital operation.
Secretary Villar said that the unveiling of the latest completed health facilitiy project manifests the government’s firm dedication to supplement the overwhelming medical needs of Filipinos, especially amidst this national health emergency.