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Saturday, February 16, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Pampanga local officials opened over the weekend the newly renovated Ricardo P. Rodriguez Hospital or Bulaon District Hospital.
Pampanga Governor Lilia Pineda, City of San Fernando Mayor Oscar Rodriguez, Bacolor Mayor Jomar Hizon opened the P15-million, fully equipped and state-of-the-art hospital at the Bulaon Resettlement Site.
“This hospital is a welcome development for us since most of its patients are relocated from Bacolor now living in this barangay which is a part of the City of San Fernando. The hospital is truly comparable to that of private facilities and I thank Governor Pineda and Mayor Rodriguez for uniting with us in this endeavor,” said Hizon.
Rodriguez echoed similar sentiments as he thanked the officials in the joint effort that augurs well with the vision of the world-class city.
“Just like the Provincial Government, our priorities are health and education. And this new hospital is a symbol of our united efforts to reach out to the marginalized and provide them the best of services. It is a testimony that we are maximizing our resources towards this end. Tulong-tulong, sama-sama sa pagmamahal sa kapwa at pagsisilbi. We thank our governor and all officials who have been helping our fellow Kapampangans live a decent life,” he said.
Governor Pineda said the hospital shows leaders could work together regardless of political affinity: “Wala tayong pakialam sa eleksyon o politika. Kahit hindi magkapartido, dapat ay sama-sama sa trabaho at pagsisilbi. Ang importante ay maibigay natin ang kinakailangang serbisyo para sa mga Kapampangan.”
She added that the hospital will soon have its own and separate birthing station and TB ward, from an adjacent extension area provided by the National Housing Authority.
“Dapat lamang ay mapagsilbihan ng mahusay ang mga pasyente at walang reklamo ukol dito. Sama-sama tayo at tulong-tulong sa pag-aruga sa kanila at pangangalaga sa ospital na ito,” she said.
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 17, 2013.