The City Government will be operating the 76-bed Iloilo City Modular Hospital in Brgy. Sooc, Arevalo District upon its turn-over by the Department of Public Works and Highways (“DPWH”).
“We want to give the best possible healthcare to all Ilonggos especially in the time of pandemic. We really pushed for the realization of the modular hospital as we continue to face the threat of COVID-19 while slowly easing into the new normal,” Mayor Jerry P. Treñas said.
The partner, Medical City Iloilo will be supervising the City Hall personnel which is set to manage the Modular Hospital.
“This will answer the problems with high healthcare utilization rate which gives basis to the alert level system of Iloilo City,” said Dr. Roland Jay Fortuna, Focal Person for COVID-19.
“This is in cooperation with the Medical City so we could increase our bed capacity that will be catering to Covid-19 patients. The initial 32 beds were already inspected by the national Department of Health for licensing, there are some recommendations of DOH with regard to the structures – once it is completed then we will have the license to operate,” he added.
The modular hospital will only cater to COVID-19 patients to decongest hospitals, and to improve the city’s healthcare utilization.
“Some of our residents are having a hard time for admission when hospitals are occupied, that is why, this modular hospital will be catering to city residents,” Fortuna said. (Alexandra Jover/Iloilo City PIO)