PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
DOH-CAR delivers equipment to new Abra Provincial Hospitalby Maritess B. Beñas
BANGUED, Abra,Jan. 11(PIA) -– The Department of Health–Center for Health Development – Cordillera Administrative Region (DOH-CHD-CAR) had delivered last week the first set of hospital equipment to the new Abra Provincial Hospital.
Provincial Health Officer Godofredo Gasa announced that delivered equipment costing P10 million include: bio safety laboratory cabinet, two units of laboratory water bath, laryngoscopes, blood pressure monitors, suction machine, electro-cardiograph machine and anesthesia machine.
More medical equipment are expected to be delivered soon. The provincial health office ad proposed to the DOH-CHD hospital equipment worth around P40 million.
In an interview with Governor Eustaquio P. Bersamin, who is instrumental in the construction of the new hospital building, said the new APH building will be opened hopefully within the mid year. This is to make sure the structure is finished and furnished properly and adequately.
The construction of the new APH building was supposed to be finished within the first quarter of this year as earlier projected and programmed, but the completion is delayed due to the damage incurred last year.
Besides, the Governor said they will have to procure the needed facilities and equipments that are needed in the operation of the new hospital.
The existing old APH building will be maintained to accommodate more patients in the future and hopefully the in-patients and out-patients will not have to be occupying the same building and using the same facilities. (JDP/MTBB-PIA CAR,Abra)