MANILA (PNA) -- Mimaropa health officials and local government officials on Wednesday led the inauguration of the district hospital in Romblon, Romblon.
Mimaropa covers the island provinces of Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan.
Director of the Mimaropa regional health office, Dr. Eduardo Janairo, said the new three-story district hospital was built under the Department of Health's (DOH) Health Facilities Enhancement Program for PHP38.6 million. The new facility, constructed from Nov. 6, 2015 until last December, has an emergency room, intensive care unit, patient's wards, outpatient department, labor and delivery rooms, operation rooms, neonatal intensive care rooms and additional offices for hospital staff, as well as X-ray and CT scan machines.
"This hospital will provide first-class health care services to the people of Romblon, Tablas, Corcuera, Sibuyan Island and Banton. It will cater to the growing population of the province and can accommodate more patients needing immediate health services," said Janairo.
He added that another PHP40 million will be allocated this year for the purchase of more hospital equipment. "We need to complete the resources to effectively deliver health care in the community," he said.
The DOH's health facilities enhancement program aims to upgrade and modernize health facilities, provide training to health professionals, and improve the people's access to quality health care services. (PNA)
Source: Philippines News Agency