Ormoc LGU to build P80M city hospital

February 13, 2012 12:25 pm 

ORMOC CITY, Feb. 13 — A new hospital will rise here expected to boost the delivery of medical services to the residents.

This as bidding for the city hospital project will start immediately after the Department of Health (DOH) granted last week a permit to construct, according to Mayor Eric C. Codilla.

The mayor said he wants the actual construction of the hospital will start on March. The project’s first phase will cost P46 million.

The proposed hospital will occupy 2,000m² of more than a hectare of land in Brgy. Simangan, 4 kms. from downtown, where the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) office is located. DAR will be relocated to the public market, Codilla said.

The two-storey building hospital will house 10 private rooms, 16 wards, three operating rooms, X ray room and a diagnostic laboratory.

Its basement will accommodate the laundry room, morgue and service area.

Phase I will take 240 calendar days to construct but Mayor Codilla said the succeeding phases bidding will be done early so as not to stop the work progress and ensure its yearend opening. Other facilities for bidding are the building’s exterior aluminum cladding finish, elevator as well as furniture and fixtures.

Mayor Codilla said the hospital will cost P80 million, including the basic equipment. He said eventually, the city hospital will be equipped with high-end equipment like magnetic resonance imaging and computerized axial tomography. (PNA) FFC/FNC/mec

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