P5-M hospital complex opens in Floridablanca-A A +A
Thursday, January 17, 2013
FLORIDABLANCA -- Governor Lilia Pineda led Thursday the inauguration and blessing of a new P5-million operating complex at the Romana Pangan District Hospital (RPDH) in Barangay San Jose here.
The project was funded by the Capitol as part of the construction and rehabilitation of the 11 district hospitals and the main provincial medical center.
The complex consists of two operating rooms, a recovery room, ophthalmology room, nurse stations, doctors’ lounge, autoclave and cleaning room.
Also included in the budget is the rehabilitation of four Obstetrics-Gynecology units and ward.
The move, according to Governor Pineda, emphasizes the importance of the government hospitals, particularly for poor Kapampangans who cannot afford the services of private hospitals.
"We need to improve our hospitals in terms of facilities, equipment and services to be competitive in addressing the needs of our kabalens who entrust their lives and health to us," she said.
RPDH chief Dr. Antonio Aquino noted that the improvements will alleviate the condition of all the hospitals operated by Capitol, “because of the development in our health care services brought by the Pineda administration, we are now ready to deliver to the public the highest quality of service that our hospital can offer. It is truly a manifestation of our governor's ‘Alagang Nanay, Serbisyong Tunay’ advocacy.”
Mayor Eduardo Guerrero, for his part, expressed gratitude for the projects and programs delivered by Governor Pineda to the people of Floridablanca.
“Our town is very fortunate to receive several projects from the Provincial Government. We have a beautiful hospital and our constituents are Philhealth members. This is all because of our good Governor Pineda,” said Guerrero.
Aside from the blessing and inauguration, the governor also led the capsule laying for the Phase II of the rehabilitation and construction of the RPDH, which include pulmonary and cultural minority wards, with a P8.5-million funding from the Provincial Government.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on January 18, 2013.