MMDA sets up decontamination tents in public hospitals, gov't offices


Posted at Apr 06 2020 04:51 PM

MANILA - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has installed decontamination tents at several public hospitals and government offices in Metro Manila to help fight the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

As of Monday, decontamination tents have been set up at the Philippine Heart Center, East Avenue Medical Center, Malacanang Palace, Department of Health-Central Office in Tayuman, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD)-National Relief Operations Center in Pasay, and another DSWD satellite office in Commonwealth, Quezon City.

The tents have a diffuser system that sprays disinfectant on people. Body temperature of employees visitors are also checked by personnel using a thermal scanner.

"It aims to decontaminate and disinfect health workers, frontliners and everyone visiting the hospitals and government offices to help contain the entry and spread of COVID-19," MMDA Chairman Danilo Lim said in a statement.

The agency plans to put up more decontamination tents at major hospitals in the capital, Lim said.