Amidst the ongoing Luzon-wide enhanced community quarantine, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has instructed road sector agencies under the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to deploy buses for frontline health workers, free of charge, as the country continues to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Starting 7:00 AM today, 18 March 2020, ten (10) buses will initially be deployed to serve health workers at two (2) identified pick-up points: the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), and at the BFCT East Metro Transport Terminal in Marikina City.
The free bus service, which is implemented in cooperation and in close coordination with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), and HM Transit, will ferry health workers to their designated hospitals on the following routes:
The bus service will likewise comply with the DOH containment protocols such as the observance of social distancing, body temperature checks, and regular disinfecting (every after each trip) of vehicles.
Route 1: (PITX - Quezon City General Hospital via Makati/Pasig)
📍 PITX — Makati Medical Center — St. Lukes Medical Center - BGC — Rizal Medical Center — The Medical City - Ortigas — East Avenue Medical Center — Philippine Heart Center — Lung Center of the Philippines — Quezon City General Hospital
Route 2: (PITX - San Lazaro / Chinese General Hospital via Manila/Taft)
📍 PITX — Pasay City General Hospital — Adventist Medical Center Manila — Philippine General Hospital — Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center — Manila Doctors Hospital — University of Sto. Tomas Hospital — San Lazaro Hospital — Jose R. Reyes Memorial Medical Center — Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center
Route 3: (BFCT - San Lazaro Hospital via East Ave/E. Rodriguez)
📍 BFCT — Quirino Memorial Medical Center — East Avenue Medical Center — Philippine Heart Center — Lung Center of the Philippines — Providence Hospital — Capitol Medical Center — St. Lukes Medical Center - East Ave. — University of Sto. Tomas Hospital — San Lazaro Hospital
The routes are still subject to change depending on the data and requests coming from the Department of Health (DOH).
For more details, check here