Ayala Group converts part of World Trade Center into COVID-19 facility

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 15 2020 02:47 PM

Ayala Group converts part of World Trade Center into COVID-19 facility 1
Ayala Group has converted parts of the World Trade Center into a 500-bed facility for COVID-19 patients. Handout photo

MANILA - The Ayala Group on Wednesday said it finished converting portions of the World Trade Center in Pasay City into a 500-bed healthcare facility for COVID-19 patients.

The conglomerate said Ayala Land unit Makati Development Corp headed the construction for 9,700 square meters of space at WTC in just 7 days.

The project, dubbed WTC We Heal as One Center has safe, clean, and controlled isolation cubicles, as well as examination rooms, nurses’ stations, doctors’ work areas, and medical staff quarters, the group said in a statement. 

“Collaboration between the public and private sectors is vital during these times, and we will continue to lend support to the government to help the country recover from this pandemic soon,” Ayala Land Chairman Fernando Zobel de Ayala said.

The Ayala Group said it turned over the facility on April 14 to the Armed Forces of the Philippines Health Service Command, who will serve as its medical operator.

The cost of medical equipment, supplies, and services will be shouldered by the national government along with private donors and other financiers, it said.