May­oralty bet eyes pub­lic hos­pi­tal in Apalit town

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY PRINCESS CLEA ARCELLAZ Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

APALIT - May­oralty can­di­date Os­car Te­tangco, Jr. yes­ter­day dis­closed his plans to put up a pub­lic hos­pi­tal in this town once elected as lo­cal chief ex­ec­u­tive in the May 13, 2019 polls.

Te­tangco, who served as mayor of this town for three con­sec­u­tive terms from 2007 to 2016, said the planned pub­lic hos­pi­tal will be an ex­ten­sion of the Ma­cabebe Dis­trict Hos­pi­tal which is cur­rently ac­com­mo­dat­ing hun­dreds of pa­tients on a daily ba­sis.

“We are in close co­or­di­na­tion with Gov­er­nor Lilia Pineda and ViceGover­nor Den­nis Pineda for the re­al­iza­tion of the pub­lic hos­pi­tal and we are as­sured that it will ma­te­ri­al­ize dur­ing my first term as mayor,” Te­tangco noted.

Te­tangco said that the com­pro­mise will be the lo­cal gov­ern­ment will pro­vide at least a twohectare lot within the town’s ju­ris­dic­tion and the provin­cial gov­ern­ment will shoul­der the cost of the con­struc­tion of the struc­ture.

As an ex­ten­sion of the Ma­cabebe Dis­trict Hos­pi­tal, Te­tangco said that the eyed pub­lic hos­pi­tal in the town will also be op­er­ated by the provin­cial gov­ern­ment.

Te­tangco said that the pub­lic hos­pi­tal will cater to res­i­dents of this town and nearby mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties but pri­or­ity will be given to Apaliteños.

“Our role will just be as pa­tients. This pro­ject is part of the pro­grams of Gov­er­nor Nanay Pineda and Vice Gov­er­nor Delta Pineda whose pri­or­ity is to al­ways en­sure the health of Ka­pam­pan­gans,” he st r essed .

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