Floating hospital to be deployed for COVID-19 response


Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles, spokesperson of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID)  announced during a virtual presses April 4 that a floating hospital will be deployed in partnership with 2GO.

“Most of our kababayans stand ready to help in our time of need. Isa po dito ang 2GO who the DOTr is working with to set up a floating hospital that will be able to serve 1,500 patients, as well as a smaller ship that can handle 300 more,” Nograles said.

“This is all on top of the 1,000 that can be served in the terminal alone. Sa port terminal pa lang isang libong pasyente na ang mapagsisilbihan,” he said. “Altogether, it can serve 2,800 people and it will be operational by next week. Thank you. Maraming, maraming salamat 2GO.”