Thursday, July 25, 2013

New city hospital eyed in Ecija capital

PALAYAN CITY – A brand-new hospital that will cater to the health and medical needs of poor patients in this city is being eyed by the city government here in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Chinese General Hospital (CGH).

          Mayor Adrianne Cuevas told a press briefing that the hospital project is proposed to be set up at the present site of the Palayan City Information Technology (PCIT) center which used to house the old city hall.

          Cuevas said she has held initial discussions with James Dy, owner of the CGH to look into the possibility of setting up a new hospital along with the DOH people.

          “Mr. Dy is sending people to see how we can set up the hospital,” she said. She added that the DOH is asking for the city investment plan on health for the purpose of helping improve health services to the city.

          At present, the city has an emergency hospital which actually serves as a lying-in clinic with emergency room. However, the facility is not enough to meet the growing demands for medical services of local residents.

          The PCIT center where the hospital project is being proposed will be transferred to the compound housing the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

          Cuevas said health is one of the development agenda of her administration which will also focus on job generation and the provision of basic social services to the people of the city. (Manny Galvez) 


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