Guv eyes new pub­lic hos­pi­tal in CSF

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CITY OF SAN FER­NANDO – Gov­er­nor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda is eye­ing the es­tab­lish­ment of a new pub­lic hos­pi­tal with com­plete equip­ment and fa­cil­i­ties in this city to cater to the needs of in­di­gent fam­i­lies and in­di­vid­u­als need­ing med­i­cal and hos­pi­tal as­sis­tance.

Ac­cord­ing to the lady gov­er­nor, she’s al­ready in talks with Mayor Ed­win “EdSa” San­ti­ago, the City Coun­cil and mem­bers of the Sang­gu­ni­ang Pan­lalaw­igan for the pos­si­bil­ity of putting up a new pub­lic hos­pi­tal here.

“I am now al­ready co­or­di­nat­ing with Mayor EdSa about the new pub­lic hos­pi­tal to be es­tab­lished here at the City of San Fer­nando to aug­ment and com­ple­ment the med­i­cal and hos­pi­tal ser­vices of the Jose B. Lin­gad Memo­rial Re­gional Hos­pi­tal (JBLMRH),” the gov­er­nor said.

The JBLMRH is a Level III ter­tiary, teach­ing and train­ing hos­pi­tal with 250 au­tho­rized beds as man­dated by RA 6780.

The JBLMRH caters to the peo­ple of Re­gion III with the peo­ple of Pam­panga as its pri­mary catch­ment area and the nearby prov­inces of Bataan, Nueva Ecija, Bu­la­can, Tar­lac, Zam­bales and Aurora as its se­condary catch­ment ar­eas.

San­ti­ago, for his part, as­sured Fer­nandi­nos of the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the said pro­ject in part­ner­ship with the provin­cial gov­ern­ment.

Mean­while, Gov­er­nor Pineda also led the dis­tri­bu­tion of al­lowances to some PhilHealth ben­e­fi­cia­ries at Bren Z. Guiao Con­ven­tion Cen­ter.

In the event, a to­tal of 4,616 PhilHealth ben­e­fi­cia­ries were present. At least 1,480 came from Ru­ral Health Unit (RHU) 1, which cov­ers the ar­eas of Dolores, Ju­liana, Lour­des, Magli­man, San Jose, San Juan, Sta. Teresa, Sto. Nino, and Sto. Rosario.

Some 734 ben­e­fi­cia­ries were from RHU 2, which cov­ers the ar­eas of Bal­iti, Dela Paz Norte, Lara, Pu­lung­bulu, Saguin, Sin­dalan, and Te­labasta­gan.

An­other 1,254 came from RHU 3, which cov­ers the ar­eas of Dela Paz, Pan­daras, San Felipe, San Ni­co­las, San Pe­dro, and Sta Lu­cia.

A to­tal of 1,148 were from RHU 4, which cov­ers the ar­eas of Alasas, Del Car­men, Del Rosario, Maimpis, Que­bi­awan, San Agustin, and San Isidro.

The gov­er­nor told the PhilHealth ben­e­fi­cia­ries that she will con­tinue her pub­lic ser­vice as vice­gov­er­nor, be­ing un­op­posed in this com­ing May 2019 el ect i on s.

Even though I am get­ting old, I still want to serve my ka­balens as long as I can,” said Gov­er­nor Pi neda.

Also present in the event were Vice-Gov­er­nor Den­nis “Delta” Pineda, Vice- Mayor Jimmy Lazatin, Coun­cilor Re­den Halili, and Third Dis­trict Board Mem­ber Rosve Hen­son.

— Luisse Ru­tao/ Pam­panga PIO

Jun Jaso/Pam­panga PIO

I AM WOMAN. Gov. Lilia ‘Nanay’ Pineda smiles af­ter re­ceiv­ing a bou­quet of flow­ers from provin­cial gov­ern­ment em­ploy­ees dur­ing the kick-off of Women’s Month at Capi­tol on Mon­day. —

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