New Roxas hos­pi­tal opens

Palawan News - - FRONT PAGE - By Aira Ge­nesa Mag­dayao Re­porter

Med­i­cal ser­vices are now closer to the peo­ple of Roxas town as it opened Fri­day in Barangay New Bar­ba­can.

“Li­bre ito, li­bre ang gamot kasi susu­por­ta­han tayo ng Depart­ment of Health at Phil­health. Bibi­gyan tayo ng maram­ing ayuda sa mga gamot at mga pasil­i­dad. Tu­loy-tu­loy na ito,” Gov­er­nor Jose Al­varez said dur­ing the in­au­gu­ra­tion of the P144 mil­lion, 70- door bed ca­pac­ity med­i­cal fa­cil­ity.

Al­varez said peo­ple liv­ing near Roxas can also avail of the free hos­pi­tal through the Philip­pine Health In­sur­ance Cor­po­ra­tion (Phil­Health).

The new hos­pi­tal has 65 dif­fer­ent types of equip­ment, in­clud­ing a de­liv­ery table, a bio­med­i­cal re­frig­er­a­tor, ar­te­rial blood gas, in­cu­ba­tors, tho­ra­cos­tomy set, and new­born screen­ing tests.

It also has a doc­tor’s quar­ters, el­e­vated wa­ter tank, mor­tu­ary, and a sewage treat­ment plan.

Dr. Mario Baquilod, MIMAROPA re­gional health di­rec­tor said the med­i­cal staff should “al-

ways pro­vide the best med­i­cal ser­vices to pa­tients and show them re­spect as they are one of the im­por­tant com­po­nents of the health fa­cil­ity.”

“Maram­ing com­po­nents ang health, may hos­pi­tal, equip­ment, health work­ers at pasyente. Kaya re­minder lang sa mga work­ers na ibi­gay natin ang la­hat ng re­speto sa pasyente, at ganoon din ang pasyente sa mga work­ers,” Baquilod pointed out.

Roxas Mayor Maria An­gela Sa­bando thanked the pro­vin­cial govern­ment and the DOH for the new hos­pi­tal in their town.

“Nag­pa­pasala­mat kami kay Gov­er­nor [Al­varez] dahil sa pagkakaloob ng os­pi­tal na ito. Ganon din sa DOH sa pag­bibi­gay ng mga kagami­tan para dito sa medi­care. Ngayon po, marami na ang mabibi­gyan ng maayos at ma­bilis na ser­bisy­ong medikal kasama na ang mga karatig mu­nisipyo,” Sa­bando said.

The pro­vin­cial govern­ment with as­sis­tance from the DOH ear­lier inau­gu­rated new hos­pi­tals in Abor­lan and Narra towns and re­ha­bil­i­tated the South­ern Palawan Pro­vin­cial Hos­pi­tal (SPPH) in Brooke’s Point.

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