Friday, September 20, 2013
24 new doctors join prov’l government hospitals
“Our hospitals are now well equipped and I am challenging each of you to do your very best so that you can deliver the genuine service that the sick and poor Pangasinense deserve,” Gov. Espino said.
The number of patients admitted in the provincial hospitals had dramatically increased from 46 in 2007 to 560 in-patients to date over the past six years after the governor upgraded the facilities of the hospitals.
“I challenge you to speak for the hospital,” Gov. Espino said as he added that it is only under the present administration that Pangasinan government hospitals were improved tremendously.
Meanwhile, Dr. Ana Ma. Teresa De Guzman, Chief of Provincial Health Office, said that the hiring of the medical consultants management team was designed to respond to the growing demand of hospital clients, and upgrade the service capacity of government hospitals in the province to further deliver quality health care services.
“The increasing demand is complimented with the hiring of some 31 new doctors but only 24 have assumed their posts to date because the seven others are still working on their papers but will later assume duties,” said the PHO Chief.
Dr. De Guzman further disclosed that the newly-hired physicians are all specialists in different key areas like pedia, OB, medicine, surgery, radiology, anesthesia and orthopedic. Likewise, the PHO Chief said that the provincial government decided to field in more doctors in the Lingayen District Hospital (LDH), Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) and Urdaneta District Hospital (UDH) because LDH, according to her, is centrally located and expected to cater to the needs of the populous 2nd district that will help decongest the number of patients going to the PPH. The first batch of new doctors are assigned in different government hospitals like in Lingayen District Hospital (8), Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (7), Urdaneta District Hospital (5), Eastern District Hospital in Tayug (2), Western District Hospital in Alaminos (1), and Bayambang District Hospital (1). (PIO/Ruby R. Bernardino)