The COVID survivors leaving the We Heal As One Center-Philippine Arena
The We Heal As One Center–Philippine Arena sent home on Sunday, 180 recovered patients from COVID-19, the biggest single-day tally of survivors released in a We Heal As One Center.
The survivors were mostly overseas Filipino workers from the Middle East and Europe, while some are members of the Philippine Coast Guard and other patients from the National Capital Region. They stayed at the 300-bed capacity We Heal As One Center-Philippine Arena, one of the quarantine facilities put up by the government in partnership with the private sector for patients who have mild or no symptoms.
A send-off ceremony was held for the recovered patients led by National Action Plan Against COVID-19 Deputy Chief Implementer Vince Dizon, Bureau of Quarantine Director and Facility Manager Dr. Roberto “Obet” Salvador Jr., Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, and Department of National Defense (DND) Undersecretary Cesar Yano.
“Nakakataba ng puso na makitang umuwi ang ating mga kababayan sa kani-kanilang pamilya. Malaki ang pasasalamat namin sa ating medical frontliners na nag-alaga sa kanila para malagpasan ang pagsubok na ito. Patuloy din ang pagpupugay namin sa lahat ng frontliners na walang-tigil sa serbisyo para labanan ang COVID-19,” Dizon said.
Buses were provided in transporting the survivors to their respective home destinations from the Philippine Arena facility.