Monday, May 4, a hospital in Marikina City received three emergency quarantine facilities (EQF) with 120 beds built by the members of Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
The facilities were turned over to the Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center, it is designed to treat and isolate COVID-19 patients with mild symptoms and ease the burden on hospitals being overwhelmed by the number of patients that are admitted because of the pandemic.
The EQC was funded by the Marikina local government unit and partly by United Architects of the Philippines-Manila Chapter and was designed by the WTA Architecture+Design Studio.
In a statement, it was constructed by the AFP’s Office of the Chief Engineer led by Maj. Gen. William Ilagan and volunteers Danny Ko and Leah Longalong.
AFP Inspector General Lt. Gen. Ramon Lim led the turnover ceremony with Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro, AFP Chief Engineer Maj. Gen. Ilagan, 51st Engineering Brigade’s Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Anthony Ramos, and WTA’s Architect William Ti Jr.
“The AFP deeply appreciates this assistance and partnership. We hope that this will continue to inspire everyone to contribute to winning this challenge,” Lim said.
The EQF team is seeking to build a total of 62 EQF. As of May 3, the group has constructed 56 facilities with six under construction.