Davao’s NCCC ‘Dome’ reserved as COVID patient care centerPosted on
DAVAO CITY — The management of the Local retail chain New City Commercial Corporation (NCCC) has turned over “The Dome” to the city government here as an additional reserved patient care center for coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the store management said in a statement Wednesday.
In the said statement, Sharlene Faye Lim, NCCC Malls president, revealed the facility has a total net area of 1,250 square meters which can accommodate up to 78 persons.
The new facility offers 78-bed capacity which is among the targeted 1,000 more beds for isolation facility.
Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has earlier said the city is preparing for the influx of COVID-19 cases as it has opened its doors to returning overseas Filipinos and Local Stranded INdividuals (LSIs) who are residents of the city.
“The Dome will be used as an additional holding area for Covid-19 patients in the event the city needs it,” Lim said.
Located beside NCCC Mall Victoria Plaza, Lim assured the facility has met all the safety standards to ensure the well-being of its shoppers.
“The mall and its perimeter are sanitized before and after operating hours. Also, the facility area including designated parking spaces is fenced,” Lim added.
The Department of Health (DOH) will provide doctors, nurses, and the overall system in handling the operation while the local government will provide all non-medical personnel, food and supplies, utilities, security, and police.
A designated director will handle the management of the facility.
Lim said the use of “The Dome” is NCCC’s contribution to the city to manage the Covid-19 pandemic. – with PNA report