City to build infirmaries in Tablon, Lumbia
The City Council on Monday approved the construction of health facilities in the villages of Tablon and Lumbia worth some P50 million.
City Mayor Oscar Moreno proposed for the establishment of the two infirmaries which he said will “improve the health care delivery system of the city.”
Ma. Lourdes Gaane, chair of the city council committee on health and sanitation, said the construction
will start within the year after the City Engineering’s Office finalizes the plan and design of the infirmaries.
“Dili man pwede na basta lang ta magtukod ug building diha, this should be in accordance sa standards sa Department of Health para ma-approve pud ug masuportahan nila atong operations,” she said.
Gaane said each infirmary will have 25 beds for the patients.
Gaane said the construction of these facilities will help address the congestion of two hospitals in the city, such as the JR Borja General Hospital, and the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC).
“This is a big step for the city government to help our congested health facilities in the city,” she said.
“Mayor Moreno proposed this kay ang uban for instance, naay accident didto dapit sa Tablon or Bugo ba kaha, layo naman kaayo na idagan pa nimo sa city hospital or NMMC, so para madali ang travel time, pwede maadmit for the meantime sa infirmaries for first aid treatment,” she said.
“Ang ato lang target is para lang macater lang level 1 cases, like ang mga wounded, para naay immediate treatment, and they do not need to go to the main hospitals in the city anymore,” Gaane added.
Aside from building new health facilities, the city government is also expanding the city hospital. The city government has started the demolition of the old entrance of the city hospital.
A North Wing Building will soon rise at the site of the hospital’s old entrance. The new building will cost about P70.5 million, under the Health Facility Enhancement Program (HFEP) of the Department of Health.
The new 3-storey building will house the hospital’s business office, offices of the hospital’s different departments, and a modern out-patient department.
The improvement of health facilities of the city is one of the priority programs of the city government which envisions Cagayan de Oro as becoming the ‘Medial Center of Choice’ in the whole Northern Mindanao region.