Senator Joel Villanueva on Friday led the ceremonial turnover of the land that will be used for the construction of JB Lingad Memorial Hospital extension in Bocaue, Bulacan.
With a total floor area of 2,968 square meters, the cost of the first public hospital in Bocaue is estimated at P250 million. The medical center will have a 50-bed capacity and can employ up to 150 medical and allied health professionals including jobs in administration, engineering, and housekeeping.
"We are extremely grateful to the national government for supporting our advocacy in bringing quality healthcare especially to the people of Bocaue. For the longest time, the municipality did not have its own hospital. Sa konstruksiyon ng ospital na ito, hindi na kailangan pang pumila at makipagsiksikan ng mga BocaueAo sa mga public hospitals sa Malolos o Sta. Maria," Villanueva said.
There are currently four private medical centers in Bocaue including St. Paul Hospital, BMMG Pharmacy and Hospital, Dr. Yanga Hospital, and Mt. Carmel Medical Center with a total of 235 hospital bed capacity.
"The construction of this hospital will provide access to affordable and quality health service to the residents of Bocaue. This project is part of our commitment to continue and improve our health programs not just in the province of Bulacan but in the entire country as well," Villanueva stressed.
Source: Senate of the Philippines