Bloomberry Cultural Foundation, Inc (BCFI) and gaming regulator PAGCOR have completed and turned over the largest COVID-19 quarantine facility in Manila to the Integrated Agency Task Force (IATF).
Funded by the CSR arm of Bloomberry’s Solaire Resort & Casino, the Solaire-PAGCOR Mega Quarantine Facility is big enough to comfortably house 600 patients who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms, the company said. They will be housed in eight air conditioned tents with 75 beds per tent.
The facility is intended primarily for patients who cannot quarantine themselves at home effectively, with each patient getting their own private and enclosed cubicle with a bed, desk, chair and outlets.
Aside from beds, the facility also has separate toilets and showers for male and female patients, and laundry facilities for hand washing of clothes.
A separate tent houses a clinic for patients whose symptoms progress, Bloomberry said, which is designed to stabilize a patient for transport to a hospital should their symptoms worsen.
The entire area is further divided into clean and hot zones. The clean zones are for staff manning the facility, who also have their own tented quarters, toilets, showers, lockers and a tented mess hall.
The grounds on where the facility is open air to allow patients to walk outside for fresh air and sunshine, factors that can help in a patient’s recovery.
BCFI has also supported the retrofitting of quarantine facilities at the Philippine General Hospital, Rizal Memorial Sports Complex and the Ninoy Aquino Stadium.