Pampanga capitol provides free accommodation to health workers

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga — Provincial government of Pampanga is providing free accommodation to government health workers who preferred not to go home amid the Luzon Enhanced Community Quarantine.

“Governor Dennis Pineda has decided to provide free accommodation to health workers of Diosdado P. Macapagal Memorial Hospital (DPMMH) and Jose B. Lingad Regional Memorial Hospital (JBLRMH) due to discrimination they experience in their respective boarding houses where the owners want them to temporarily vacate to avoid the possible spread of coronavirus disease,” Board Member Jun Canlas said.

Other health workers decided not to go home to protect their families from possible contamination and infection.

The temporary shelter is a hotel-like facility with a 70-room capacity that can accommodate two persons in every room with consideration to physical or social distancing.

“Aside from accommodation, the provincial government will also provide free food as well as transportation.  Through this, we can easily manage to full-out off-duty medical personnel from the hotel in case an urgent need exists and their services are needed,” Board Member Anthony Torres shared.

Initially, 55 personnel from DPMMH and 30 from JBLRMH signified their intention to accept the offer. 

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