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PIA Press Release
2007/09/20

Oro mayor mulls completion of new city hospital facility

Cagayan de Oro City (20 September) -- City Mayor Constantino G. Jaraula is pushing for the completion of the unfinished hospital building facility at the J.R. Borja General Hospital compound in Cagayan de Oro within the remaining months of this year.

In his second ocular inspection of the 3-storey hospital building Monday afternoon, September 17, Mayor Jaraula told City Administrator Griscelda Joson and city government engineers Jorie Bingona and Isidro Obligado that he wanted the project to start in the first week of October, this year.

Mayor Jaraula said that the city government will be allocating at least P10 million to get the project started at the third floor of the hospital building. Another P10 million is needed for the finishing touches of the second floor and the ground floor.

The project would involve the installation of walls and windows, floor finishing and tiling, including electrical and water fixtures at the third floor, as well as the constructions of roofing on top of the ramp, which causes flooding at the second and ground floor of the unfinished building.

Mayor Jaraula is optimistic that once the project is completed, the city government can already make use of the said building, which has been left idle for many years now.

The said hospital building can accommodate up to 600 hospital beds, which is way beyond the present capacity of the old city hospital facility.

Part of Mayor Jaraula's plan is to set aside 10 rooms in the third floor for private rooms, while the roof deck of the building will be utilized as a rehabilitation area.

Meanwhile, Mayor Jaraula also inspected yesterday the assorted medical supplies and equipment, including mattresses and medical apparatus, which were donated by the Rotary International to augment the capability of the city government-run hospital in providing quality medical services to the needy residents.

Mayor Jaraula added that another container van full of medical supplies and equipment is now on its way to the city, which was also donated by Rotary International. (Cagayan de Oro City IO/PIA-MisOrOccCam i-Net) [top]

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