DOTr Supplies Health Workers with Free P2P Bus Trips

DOTr p2p bus coronavirus

As Luzon faces a month-long enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is doing its part in making sure health workers are able to go about their work by providing point-to-point (P2P) buses that will ferry them to their destination. Beginning March 18, 2020, the DOTr will be deploying 10 P2P buses serving health workers at two identified pick-up points: the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), and at the BFCT East Metro Transport Terminal in Marikina City. DOTr p2p bus coronavirus There are three routes in all that will take the health workers to their respective health facilities. The Route 1 bus from PITX will travel from the Parañaque terminal to the following hospitals:

  • Makati Medical Center
  • Luke’s 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
The Route 2 bus, which will also be traveling from PITX, will be heading to the following hospitals:
  • 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
The Route 3 bus will be the only one coming from BFCT - San Lazaro Hospital via East Ave/E. Rodriguez, and will take health workers to the following:
  • Quirino Memorial Medical Center
  • East Avenue Medical Center
  • Philippine Heart Center
  • Lung Center of the Philippines
  • Providence Hospital
  • Capitol Medical Center
  • Luke’s Medical Center - East Ave.
  • University of Sto. Tomas Hospital
  • San Lazaro Hospital
The Department of Health (DOH) that these initial routes are subject to change depending on what they deem will be more convenient for the health workers as the P2P buses provide their service in the following days. The bus service will likewise comply with the DOH containment protocols such as the observance of social distancing, body temperature checks, and regular disinfection of vehicles. Vice President Leni Robredo is also aiding the DOTr in ferrying the health workers by providing free shuttle services for health workers and other frontliners.   President Rodrigo Duterte, placed all of Luzon under ECQ beginning Monday, March 16, as his Cabinet strengthens its efforts to combat the rising threat of Covid-19. Under the proclamation, which takes effect from 12:00 am of March 17, 2020 until 12:00 am of April 13, 2020, strict home quarantine in all households will be observed, mass public transportation is suspended, the provision for food and essential health services is regulated, and the presence of uniformed personnel to enforce the quarantine procedures is heightened.

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