Lingayen – Governor Amado T. Espino, Jr. led the groundbreaking of the Emergency Room-Operating Room-Intensive Care Unit Complex (ER-CR-ICU) which will soon rise within the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital compound.
In an interview with the media, Governor Espino said that the 3-in-1 complex worth P50-million is the 32nd structure to rise at PPH since he assumed governorship in 2007.
The ER-CR-ICU structure will also house a new laboratory and state-of-the-art medical equipment that are normally utilized for diagnostic purpose.
The infrastructure development will be completed in two phases. The 30M budget will be shouldered by the provincial government while the remaining 20M budget was allocated by the Department of Health (DOH) in recognition of the province’s outstanding performance in health care services.
“We will start the ground preparations and civil works to lessen the contract price,” Gov. Espino disclosed in an interview. He said, however, that the target completion of the structure by mid-2015 will be dependent on the release of the budget.
Elated over the activity, the Governor expressed his heartfelt thanks to the services of doctors, nurses and personnel working in the provincial hospital who have been doing their best in rendering medical services for Pangasinenses.
The rise of the 32nd building at the PPH is expected to level up further the capability of the hospital to expand its health care services for Pangasinenses, especially for the poorest of the poor.
PPH Chief Manuel attested that the hospital was then accommodating less than 50 in-patients. “Not until Gov. Espino assumed his office in 2007 and we started accommodating an average of 150 in-patients, and more,” Dr Manuel said.
“Today, we have 431 in-patients given with quality health care services. This is an indication that PPH has been recognized as a hospital of choice,” he added.
Dr. Manuel, who will officially assume as PPH Chief of Hospital on August 1, thanked Governor Espino for the unwavering trust since 2008, and for giving him the opportunity to serve the PPH and hospital chief.
“Today is my most memorable day in my career as a doctor,” he said. /MGO