Dorm for healthcare workers completed in Pampanga

A new off-site dormitory intended as temporary shelter for medical frontliners was finally completed Thursday at the Jose B. Lingad Memorial General Hospital (JBLMGH) in San Fernando City, Pampanga.


At least 32 healthcare workers will benefit from the 16-room dormitory which was built under the supervision of the Department of Public Works and Highways’ (DPWH) Task Force to Facilitate Augmentation of Local and National Healthcare Facilities.

Each of the air-conditioned rooms comes equipped with double-decker beds with toilet and water heater.

The newly-completed dormitory is made of modular components fabricated with the middle space intended as living and common dining rooms. It also has a separate area for laundry and kitchen with available appliances.

JBLMGH caters to the people of Region 3 with Pampanga as its primary-served area and the nearby provinces of Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Tarlac, Zambales and Aurora as secondary areas.

Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar said the project was pursued  with JBLMGH among major designated health facilities in the region capable of handling coronavirus disease cases.

Medical Center Chief Dr. Monserrat Chichioco expressed her gratitude to DPWH for the project.

Villar earlier bared that a total of 111 facilities including a mega quarantine facility in Region 8; 16 off-site dormitories in Metro Manila, Regions 3 and 7; 28 isolation facilities in Regions 7 and 8; and 66 evacuation centers in various parts of the country are under way.