MANILA – A PHP110-million public hospital at the Baseco Compound in Port Area, Manila will rise soon to replace the President Corazon C. Aquino Health Clinic that was built by the late mayor Alfredo Lim in 2010.
It will be renamed the President Corazon C. Aquino General Hospital and will be the seventh city-owned hospital.
At the groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, it was revealed the three-story structure will have a 50-bed capacity with separate male and female wards, isolation wards, a pediatric ward, fully operational emergency room, digital X-ray equipment, and centralized oxygen supply line.
The new hospital will also have the usual outpatient, radiology, laboratory and central diagnostics, dietary, 24/7 maternity, and surgery and internal medicine departments.
“We always try to be ahead of the situation,” Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said. “Pamahalaan na lang ang sandalan ng tao (People rely on the government). We have to take care of our people.” (PNA)