The Office of the Vice President (OVP), in cooperation with its private partners, has opened its 15th free dormitory for health workers and frontliners amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 15th dorm is located in Malate, Manila near the state-run Philippine General Hospital, which also functions as a COVID-19 referral center.
It is designated Dorm 11, as it is the 11th dorm the OVP opened in the National Capital Region. Four others are outside Metro Manila.
“Taos-puso po ang aming pasasalamat sa aming Angat Buhay partners, na nakipagtulungan sa amin upang maging posible ito. Bukas po ang ating dorms para sa mga health workers, medical practitioners at iba pang frontliners tulad ng mga security guards, at iba pang volunteers sa mga programa kaugnay sa laban sa COVID-19,” the OVP said in a statement.
“Dahil limitado ang ating espasyo, alinsunod na rin po sa social distancing measures, first come, first served basis po ang pag-accommodate sa mga requests,” the OVP added.
Frontliners who would like to reserve a space in the new dorm can send their details to firstname.lastname@example.org or to 0998-5917408.
The details should include the following:
- Contact number
- Email address
- Present home address
- Emergency contact, contact details and relationship to applicant
- Civil status
- Designation in hospital/organization where one is employed
- Schedule of shift
The other dorms earlier opened by the OVP and its partners are located in the following areas:
- Malate, Manila
- Paco, Manila
- Novaliches, Quezon City
- Diliman, Quezon City
- Maybunga, Pasig City
- Commonwealth, Quezon City
- UP Village, Quezon City
- Sampaloc, Manila
- Roxas Blvd., Manila
- Teachers Village, Quezon City
- Cubao, Quezon City
- Legazpi City, Albay
- Mariveles, Bataan
- Tacloban City, Leyte
- Baguio City
Luzon has been under enhanced community quarantine since March 16, a measure which banned mass transport, closed non-essential businesses and prohibited mass gathering to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
As of April 16, the Philippines has recorded 5,660 COVID-19 cases. Of this number, 435 have recovered while 362 others died. — Llanesca T. Panti/BM, GMA News