State-of-the-art hospital to rise in Samar

A P500-million hospital with 300-bed capacity and state of the art facilities will soon rise in Catbalogan City.

CATBALOGAN CITY, Samar – The provincial governemnt of Samar will build a modern four-storey hospital in this city.

Chief of the Samar provincial hospital, Dr. Maribeth Pedrigal, said that Samar Governor Sharee Tan delos Santos is bent on improving health services for the province’s poor by constructing another hospital.

Samar has received a seed fund of PHP150 million from the Department of Health (DOH) and construction will kick off in the next three months.

The new hospital will be built near the present hospital, which is close to the Samar provincial capitol building.

It will have 300 beds and will be equipped with state-of-the art facilities. The hospital, estimated to cost nearly PHP500 million, will be financed by the local government.


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For decades, sick people from Samar have been seeking medical assistance at the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC) and other private hospitals in Tacloban City.

“Even the need for quality and safe supply of blood are sourced in Tacloban. The DOH released last week a PHP6 million fund for a blood center at the provincial hospital,” Pedrigal said.


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“Once the new hospital is constructed and completed, we will apply for a Blood Bank that will supply the blood needs of Samar.”

The construction of the new hospital building will provide patients better services and more rooms and fulfill the present administration’s goal of giving Filipinos access to quality health care. [via PNA]

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