DOTR adds routes, free rides for health workers

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 20 2020 10:41 AM

MANILA -- The Department of Transportation said Friday it added more routes and vehicles to ferry health workers in Metro Manila who are battling the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic while the entire Luzon is under lockdown.

Some health workers earlier this week were forced to walk to and from hospitals because modes of public transport were shut for the lockdown, set until April 12.

DOTR's free shuttle service, which started Tuesday with 3 routes, could now serve 13 routes with 74 vehicles, said the agency.

Buses will transport passengers to and from the following designated routes at 5 a.m., 7 a.m., 1 p.m. 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., the DOTr said on Facebook.

NORTHWEST AREA, REVISED ROUTE 1

  • Meralco (Malanday)*
  • Valenzuela City General Hospital
  • MCU Hospital (Monumento)*
  • Caloocan City Medical Center
  • Tondo General Hospital
  • Our Lady of Fatima
  • Metropolitan Medical Center
  • San Lazaro Hospital
  • Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center
  • University of Sto. Tomas Hospital
  • Chinese General Hospital
  • United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)*

NORTHWEST AREA, REVISED ROUTE 2

  • Valenzuela Gateway Complex*
  • Quezon City General Hospital
  • Balintawak*
  • MCU Hospital (Monumento)*
  • Our Lady of Fatima University
  • Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center
  • Philippine Orthopedic Center
  • United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)*
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NORTHWEST AREA, REVISED ROUTE 3

  • SM City SJDM (Bulacan)
  • Dr. Jose N. Rodriguez Memorial (Caloocan)
  • SM Fairview*
  • Diliman Doctors Hospital
  • Veterans Memorial Medical Center
  • Lung Center of the Philippines
  • Philippine Heart Center
  • East Avenue Medical Center
  • Philippine Children’s Hospital
  • Centris Station (EDSA / Quezon Ave.)*

EAST AREA, ROUTE 4

  • SM City Masinag*
  • Marikina Valley Medical Center
  • Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center
  • BFCT East Metro Transport Terminal*
  • Quirino Memorial Medical Center
  • Araneta Center Bus Terminal
  • Robinsons Galleria*
  • The Medical City – Ortigas

EAST AREA, ROUTE 5

  • Ortigas Hospital & Healthcare (Cainta)*
  • SM City East Ortigas
  • Pasig City General Hospital
  • The Medical City Ortigas
  • Robinsons Galleria*
  • VRP Medical Center
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center*
  • Rizal Medical Center

CENTRAL AREA, ROUTE 6

  • Centris Station (EDSA / Quezon Ave.)*
  • Providence Hospital
  • Capitol Medical Center
  • Philippine Orthopedic Center (Banawe)
  • United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)*
  • National Children’s Hospital
  • De Los Santos Medical Center
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center (E. Rodriguez)
  • UERM Memorial Medical Center
  • MRT-3 Cubao / Araneta Center*

CENTRAL/EAST AREA, REVISED ROUTE 7

  • Pasig City General Hospital
  • Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral*
  • Pasig Rotonda
  • Rizal Medical Center
  • The Medical City (Ortigas)
  • Robinsons Galleria*
  • Cardinal Santos Medical Center
  • VRP Medical Center
  • National Center for Mental Health
  • Makati Medical Center*

SOUTHEAST AREA, REVISED ROUTE 8

  • Starmall – Alabang*
  • SLEX Sucat Exit*
  • Bicutan Exit
  • Makati Medical Center*
  • St. Luke’s Medical Center – BGC*

SOUTHWEST AREA, REVISED ROUTE 9

  • Vista Mall, Daang Hari*
  • Perpetual Help Medical Center (Las Piñas)
  • Las Piñas General Hospital
  • Baclaran Market*
  • San Juan de Dios Educational Medical Center
  • Pasay City General Hospital
  • Adventist Medical Center
  • Makati Medical Center*
  • Philippine General Hospital
  • Manila Doctors Hospital
  • United Doctors Medical Center (Welcome Rotonda)*

SOUTHEAST AREA, ROUTE 10

  • RITM*
  • Asian Hospital and Medical Center
  • Muntinlupa City Hospital
  • Starmall – Alabang*

SOUTHEAST AREA, ROUTE 11

  • Starmall – Alabang*
  • SLEX Sucat Exit*
  • Bicutan Exit
  • San Juan de Dios EFI – Hospital
  • Gil Puyat Station LRT-1*
  • Philippine General Hospital
  • Manila Doctors Hospital

SOUTHEAST AREA, ROUTE 12

  • SM Molino
  • Imus Transport Plaza
  • Las Piñas General Hospital and Satellite Trauma Center
  • Baclaran Market*
  • San Juan de Dios Educational Foundation Hospital
  • Gil Puyat*
  • Adventist Medical Center Manila
  • Philippine General Hospital*
  • Manila Doctors Hospital*

SOUTH AREA, ROUTE 13

  • Seaoil Imus Daang Hari/Aguinaldo
  • Imus Transport Terminal*
  • Las Piñas General Hospital
  • Perpetual Help Medical Center
  • RITM*
  • Asian Hospital and Medical Center
  • Muntinlupa Hospital
  • Starmall Alabang*

*Pick-up/transfer points

The free ride is open for doctors, nurses, hospital administration personnel, utility workers, security officers, and other health workers like pharmacists and caregivers, said the DOTR.

The bus service will observe social distancing, body temperature checks, and regular disinfection, the agency added.

The DOTR said following companies helped various government agencies with the shuttle project: HM Transport, San Agustin, MetroExpress, RRCG, Precious Grace, Ceres, Jac Liner, St. Rose, Pamana, Jasper Jean, Pascual, Hi-Star, Ube Express, Hafti Transport, G-Liner, Thelman Transit, and Foton.