PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
PNP hospital soon to rise in Eastern VisayasCAMP RUPERTO K. KANGLEON, PALO, Leyte, January 10 (PIA) -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Eastern Visayas conducted the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Regional Health Service 8 Level 1 Hospital at the PRO-8 grounds at Camp Ruperto Kangleon.
This is in line with the Facilities Development of the PNP Integrated Transformation Program, which aims to develop and upgrade the facilities of the PNP, PSSupt. Elizar Egloso, chief of the Regional Police Community Relations Division, said.
The groundbreaking ceremony for the P5.2 million hospital was graced by Department of Health (DOH) Region 8 Dir. Edgardo Gonzaga, who was the Guest of Honor and Speaker.
In his message, Gonzaga said the project is also in line with the DOH’s thrust of upgrading health stations and hospitals to ensure that all Filipinos have equitable access to effective health care services.
The Level 1 Hospital aims to be more responsive to the health needs of its catchment population and to decongest the tertiary hospitals in the nearby places, Director Gonzaga added.
"We will be able to attain an improved universal health care, with better health outcomes, responsive health system and equitable health financing, such as to improve the access and quality affordable medicines and to improve the plight of health education, placement, compensation, among others,” he said. (PIA 8)