DOH gives P150-M for prov’l hospital bldg completion


ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Nov. 9 (PIA) — The Department of Health (DOH), under its Health Facility Enhancement Program for 2018, has allocated P150-million for the completion of the third, fourth and fifth floors of the new Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital (RMPH) Out-Patient Department in Barangay Lanot here.

This was disclosed by DOH-Capiz Public Information Officer Joeffry Espiritu, noting that construction works are jointly implemented by the Capiz provincial government thru its Provincial Engineer’s Office and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Capiz 1st District Engineering Office.

HOSPITAL BUILDING. A file photo of the groundbreaking ceremony for RMPH Out Patient Department building in 2012 (PIA Capiz photo/A. Lumaque)

“It will be a 300-bed capacity hospital building,” noted Espiritu of the structure under construction.

In 2015, the hospital construction has also been a recipient of DOH’s P41-million funding that was used for the hospital building’s foundation and slab on the ground and second floors.

The allocation has also constructed part of the 3rd floor of the building.

Espiritu noted that another P50-million and P18-million appropriations were also allocated by the Department to the ongoing construction of RMPH OPD building  for 2016 and 2017, respectively.

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Alongside, the construction of the hospital in Lanot are the developments and further improvements of the old RMPH along Arnaldo Boulevard by the Capiz provincial government.

These include, among others, the completion and now operational third floor serving as a medical ward, renovation of Intensive Care Unit, Medical Records Section, Newborn Hearing Screening Unit, dietary Section and Hospital Arcade as well as availability of Computed Tomography (CT Scan) procedure,

The delivery of quality health care services among Capiceños is among the top priorities of Gov. Antonio Del Rosario under the social services thrust of the provincial government. (LTP/AAL/PIA Capiz)

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