2 new dorms for healthcare workers completed in QC

Two more cluster dormitories intended for healthcare workers in key Quezon City hospitals were completed Thursday, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) announced.

The newly-built cluster dormitories are located inside the Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC), adding to the four existing dormitories within the area which have a total capacity of 128 people.

Following an inspection, the dormitories were then turned over to the local government of Quezon City for management and operation.

Undersecretary Emil Sadain, head of the DPWH Task Force, said the two cluster dormitories can accommodate 64 medical doctors and staff.

Each purpose-built cluster dormitory has 16 air-conditioned rooms equipped with a toilet and bath with a water heater,  as with double-decker beds.

The dormitory has a living room, complete with TV and sofa, common dining and a separate area for laundry and kitchen with available appliances.

“The temporary shelter for the frontliners will also guarantee that enough medical professionals to safely care for patients are just around the vicinity of major hospitals in Quezon City,” Sadain said.

Healthcare workers from the National Kidney Transplant Institute, East Avenue Medical Center, Philippine Heart Center, and Children's Hospital are already taking shelter at the four QMC dorms.