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BCDA increases capacity of quarantine facilities in New Clark City

Bases Conversion and Development Authority will convert one building at the National Government Administrative Center into a Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility that will cater mild and asymptomatic cases. This will expand Clark’s current isolation capacity by another 171 beds, bringing the total to 1,121. (BCDA)

NEW CLARK CITY, Tarlac — Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) is increasing the capacity of quarantine facilities in New Clark City to help the government respond to the surge in COVID-19 cases.
In a statement, BCDA President and National Task Force Against COVID-19 Deputy Chief Implementer Vince Dizon said they will convert one building at the National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) into a Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility (TTMF) that will cater mild and asymptomatic cases.
This will expand Clark’s current isolation capacity by another 171 beds, bringing the total to 1,121.
“The government recognizes the need to beef up our isolation capacity amid the spike in COVID-19 cases. We hope to ease the burden of hospitals by building more facilities for patients with mild and asymptomatic cases,” he added.
The new facility will open within the third week of April. It will be complete with the needed amenities for the comfort, convenience and well-being of patients who will be isolated there.
Currently, there are four mega quarantine centers in Clark, namely NGAC North Wing, NGAC South Wing, Athlete’s Village Building A and Athlete’s Village Building B. These four facilities have a total capacity of 950 beds.
As of April 11, 86 percent or 815 of the total beds have been occupied. To date, all TTMFs in Clark have already served a total of 14,958 COVID-19 patients. (PIA 3)

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