Pay Parking eyed in BeGH
BENGUET General Hospital will soon impose parking fees.
Chief of Hospital III Maria Imelda Ulep said the parking fees collected will be utilized to maintain the perimeter roads and pavement surrounding the hospital.
“The parking fees will be part of income of the Benguet General Hospital which will be re-appropriated next year for our operations,” said Ulep.
Ulep, who presented the proposal to the members of the Benguet Provincial Board added with the additional income from the parking fee, they aim to strengthen the medical facility and emergency services, operating room services and intensive care unit.
Ulep said the implementing rules and regulations on parking fees remain a proposal with only 54 slots as designated pay parking area
Clients and visitors with official transactions in the hospital will be exempted from paying parking fee.
The Provincial Tax Ordinance no.15-176 was used as basis in the proposed pay parking at the BeGH compound.
If the proposal is approved, a parking fee of P40 will be collected for the first two hours and additional P20 per hour for the succeeding hours and an overnight parking P200.
The pay parking area located within the hospital compound will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Moreover, all unoccupied parking areas including those as-
signed for employees, tenants, OJTs, Registered Nurses on duty will be included as pay parking when designated parking areas are all occupied.
As an economic enterprise, the provincial government subsidizes P30 million for maintenance and other operating expenses of the hospital which has a P220M estimated operations costs per annum.