Iloilo City Hospital and Medical Arts Building Breaks Ground: The Iloilo City Government, in a social media post, announced the start of the construction of the Iloilo City Hospital and Medical Arts Building. The property had its groundbreaking last week and will be a five-storey level two health facility with a 200-bed capacity.
Here are excerpts from the post.
With the continuing pandemic caused by COVID-19, government hospitals have played a significant role in the maintenance of the country’s healthcare system. As an essential part of its social and medical mandate, the City of Iloilo will construct a Five (5)-storey Level-2 (200-bed capacity) Hospital located at Barangay San Pedro, Molo. The hospital will be funded by a P500-M loan of the LGU from DBP.
The Total Lot Area is approximately 7,135 square meters. With this, the hospital will cover 42% of the lot and rest will be for open spaces, driveways and other facilities that is essential to the function of the hospital. The hospital will include departments such as Emergency, Out-patient, Surgical & Obstetrics, and an Executive Administrative Department.
The structure and the dynamics of a healthcare organization shape the quality, effectiveness, and outcome of health services for the community. Thus, the city government has determined the necessity to build, operate, and maintain its own hospital.
Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Trenas also shared a statement regarding the development. He reveals that the local government has dedicated P500 million for its construction while former Senator Franklin Drilon dedicated P500 million for medical equipment and Senator Miguel Zubiri with P200 million through the Department of Public Works and Highways. Related: Drilon: Embark on PPPs, Emulate Iloilo City
“When I started my term as the father of the city, I introduced the W.H.E.E.L.S. for Inclusive Development where Health was also prioritized. We once again celebrate another milestone for the Ilonggos which is the realization of another dream, the groundbreaking ceremony of the Iloilo City Hospital and Medical Arts Building that most especially aids our poverty-stricken fellows. As the father of the city, we continue to gear towards a more sustainable and resilient metropolis for the welfare of our beloved people,” says Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Trenas.
Former Senator Franklin Drilon also shared a message.
“Nalipay gid ako nga ang ang damgo ni Mayor Jerry Trenas kag sang mga Ilonggo nga makapatindog sang isa ka maayo nga hospital para sa aton nga mga kasimanwa nga imol, madayon na gid kag may ara na nga pondo. Subong may stone laying kag naka groundbreaking na,” says the former senator.