Alaminos City building own modern hospital

November 29, 2009 2:24 pm 

ALAMINOS CITY, Nov. 29 — A modern hospital costing P65 million is now being built by the city government in Barangay Boliney here in close coordination with the Department of Health (DOH).

The biggest and most ambitious project ever launched by the administration of Mayor Hernani Braganza yet, the Hundred Islands Medical Services Complex (HIMSC) seeks to give to the people here the best health care services and facilities that they really deserve.

Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III and Mayor Braganza led the groundbreaking last week of the HIMSC in Barangay Bolaney, soon to be the most modern health care facility in Pangasinan.

Dr. Ma. Victoria O. Carambas, city health officer, confirmed that the HIMSC is not a new one since it was conceptualized as early as 2004 when Braganza began his reign as city mayor here.

Believing that the progress of a certain place is measured by the presence of healthy, educated and well nourished citizenry, Braganza launched the project also in anticipation of the bigger flow of traffic to the Hundred Islands off Alaminos City.

Among the services and facilities to be found in the HIMSC are a medical and dental clinic, health zone, senior citizen’s clinic, center for special children, population management office, adolescent health center, nutrition center, social hygiene clinic, health information resource center, environmental sanitation and TB DOTS center.

The HIMSC will likewise house the integrated services of the city health office, the city social welfare and development office and other allied services, Dr. Carambas said.

With its modular design, the HIMSC is capable of providing various laboratory services.

Carambas said Mayor Braganza and other city officials responded to the felt need for the provision of a more modern but affordable and humane medical facility in the city.

She, however, admitted that Alaminos City is the location of the Western Pangasinan District Hospital and several private hospitals.

With the medical complex, it can perhaps contribute to the growing Philippine Medical Tourism Program being jointly promoted by the Department of Tourism and the DOH. (PNA) LDV/lvm/lmm/lvm

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