08 Apr MFT Group, Mondial to donate emergency quarantine facilities to state-run hospitals
By: The Manila Times | April 8, 2020
Source: The Manila Times
THE MFT Group of Companies, together with its healthcare arm — Mondial Medical Technologies — will help build emergency quarantine facilities (EQFacility) to be donated to three state-run hospitals that are almost exceeding its full capacity due to the rising number of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) patients under its care. This is in support of a larger undertaking spearheaded by a group of architects to build EQFacilities across the country.
“We have all seen how our brave frontliners are facing this medical crisis head on, albeit with no full gears on. That’s why it is only fitting that, in our own capacity, The MFT Group and our subsidiary Mondial, do our part in looking for new opportunities to help them and support their needs with a common goal of saving more lives,” said MFT Group Chief Operating Officer Mica Tan.
MFT Group will donate these temporary quarantine facilities to the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City and to the Fernando Air Base Hospital in Lipa, Batangas.
For its part, Mondial will donate the EQFacility to Ospital ng Maynila.
MFT Group Chief Operating Officer Dr. Enrique Tan said, “It is quite alarming to hear reports about suspected Covid patients asked to go home, because hospitals could no longer accommodate them. We are thankful that our partner firm Plaza + Partners paved the way for us to become a part of this project.”
According to William Ti, principal architect of WTA Architecture and Design Studio, the 15-bed emergency quarantine facility can be fitted with partitions to segregate the patients. It also includes a testing area and testing box, toilets with toiletries, sanitation and disinfection areas, and a nurse’s lounge.