Davao Oriental Prov'l hospital expands

Subscribe Now July 28, 2015 at 07:53am

The new, modern and sprawling Davao Oriental Provincial Medical Center, a 200-bed capacity hospital with state-of-the-art medical equipment, continues its expansion.

Just recently, Governor Corazon Malanyaon have inaugurated the Annex C Building of the hospital which is the latest addition to the sprawling hospital complex– one of thegovernor’s towering signature achievements.The new building houses at least two suite rooms, five private rooms and four semi-private rooms.

To improve the hospital experience patients and their family members, these rooms are equipped with basic amenities. Each room is fully air-conditioned and has its own easily accessible bathroom, a sleeper sofa for family use, and a sink with cupboards and cabinets. The suite rooms, on the other hand, are equipped with cable television and a large and spacious visiting area.

Meanwhile, in time for 44th founding anniversary celebration of the Capitol-run hospital on Wednesdayis the groundbreaking of the soon to rise Davao Oriental Health Facilities Services Complex with the following components: Blood Bank, Dialysis Center and the Medical Clinics for some consultants and doctors intended for revenue purposes to sustain the hospital and health care services.

The Governor highlighted the need of having a blood bank facility in the province considering the swelling dengue cases here – a predicament also shared by other provinces. “With the blood bank facility, there is no need to send our patients to Davao City for treatment because we can already isolate blood component needed for the treatment of dengue,” said the Governor, saying it will save the province a great deal on transportation cost, not to mention save the patients and their kin from the stresses of traveling.

The Davao Oriental Medical Center is only one of the components of your provincial government’s holistic healthcare program. Other health care programs of the province include the Madayaw Healthcare program which provides health insurance to marginalized sector of the province through free Philhealth coverage. The nutrition, supplemental feeding and Bright Child Program have made a remarkable dent in the province’s malnutrition prevalence rate from 17.7 percent in 2007 to an average of 4 percent.

“The new hospital is a dream-come-true for all of us. It is a symbol. It symbolizes our priority for health care. It stands as a shining example that with leadership and resolve we can do things efficiently and excellently” the Governor said during the groundbreaking rites

Source: pia.gov.ph

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