Robredo plans to set up shuttle services, dormitories for frontliners in Cebu

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 04 2020 05:49 PM

Vice-President Leni Robredo is looking to set up shuttle services and dormitories in Cebu City, which has been hit badly by an upsurge of COVID-19 cases recently.

In an interview on Teleradyo on Saturday, Robredo said her office has deployed a 4-person team to Cebu to find ways to address the needs of the frontliners manning the hospitals.

" 'Yung isa sa mga recommendations nila ay magkaroon ng shuttle bus service sa Cebu gaya ng ginawa natin sa Manila. So ang gagawin natin susubok tayo ng ruta na maseserbisyohan ang mga ospital, magda-dry run na tayo ng Monday," the vice president said.

The Office of the Vice President also plans to set up dormitories that will mainly serve medical personnel working at major hospitals there.

"Sa Manila nagkaroon tayo ng 12 (dormitories). Sa Cebu susubukan natin muna siguro mga 2 o 3 na malapit sa malalaking ospital," said Robredo. "Sa Cebu lumabas sa pagpupulong na kailangan din ito."

She said her office is currently in talks with hotel and pension-house owners who could provide medical pensioners sleeping quarters at nearby hospitals. 

Robredo is also hoping to produce more personal protective equipment (PPE) units to be used in Cebu. 

" 'Yung ating PPEs, tuloy tuloy ang pangangailangan noon, kasi everyday 'yung nagagastos na PPE sets marami," she said. 

"Ang tinitignan natin ngayon 'yung ginawa natin sa Manila na mayroong locally produced. Maghahanap tayo ng community sa Cebu na sila ang magpoproduce ng PPE sets."