Maternity clinic up as RH city hospital-A A +A
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
THE Iloilo City Council is amenable to a proposed ordinance renaming the La Paz Maternity and Reproductive Health Center into Iloilo City Maternity and Reproductive Health Hospital.
But Councilor Lyndon Acap said there are requirements of the Department of Health that have to be complied before the center can be upgraded into a city hospital.
Acap, chairman of the committee on health, sanitation and hospital services, said the center is currently being reconstructed by the City Government.
The workforce composed of doctors, nurses and midwives have transferred temporarily to the hospital annex at the Western Visayas Medical Center since 2013.
The construction of the maternity hospital is expected to be completed within 2014, so that full operation starts as a reproductive health hospital, specializing in child and maternal health, birthing, new born screening and other maternal and child health services, among others.
The city has funded P25 million for the center upgrading, and equipment donations from the DOH and other private donors are forthcoming. (Lydia C. Pendon)