USWAG Iloilo City Hospital, a long-standing project of the Iloilo City Government, finally gets a nod to initiate construction. It may be recalled that the Department of Health (DOH) has granted a ‘Certificate of Need’ (CON) to the local government – the certificate is a prerequisite prior to the establishment of a hospital or health care facility.
The Iloilo City Government, in a social media post, shared this statement:
“Iloilo City Government’s long-standing plan to build its own hospital finally got the nod following persistent lobbying for its urgency amid the pandemic. This, after the Department of Health (DOH) granted Aug. 2 the Certificate of Need (CON). A CON must be secured before a new hospital or healthcare facility can be constructed.”
Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas initiated the idea as a response to the current COVID situation of the locality. The hospital will consist of a Health Complex, including a Molecular Laboratory and Quarantine Facility. The structure will be erected in Molo, Iloilo City. Moreover, the Level 2 Hospital with the 104-bed capacity will have an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and specialist doctors per DOH standards. Related: Vaccine in Iloilo City (Live Updates)
“I got this message from DOH Sec. Francisco Duque III- ‘I already signed the Certificate of Need for your hospital.’ – Thank you for approving our appeal for the approval of the construction of our hospital which was denied by DOH-6,” states Mayor Treñas.