3 hospitals to rise in Nueva Vizcaya
by Ben Moses Ebreo
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya (September 29) -- Three more hospitals are expected to rise in northern part of this province to boost health care services here specially among poor families.
Rachel Magday Itchon, executive assistant of the provincial government said the proposed hospitals will be constructed in the towns of Solano, Bagabag and Diadi.
"These projects were already funded based on the recently-approved 2011 Annual Investment Plan of the provincial government," she said.
Among these proposed hospitals, Diadi town will have the biggest medical center with P18 million fund while Solano and Diadi towns will have a P5 million and P3 million-worth hospitals.
Itchon said the hospitals have been initially funded by the provincial government through the AIP. "The only counterpart among the local government units will be the acquisition and availability of lot where the hospitals will be put up," Itchon said.
Improvement of health facilities and equipments including the construction of additional hospitals serve as one of the priorities of the provincial government on health services.
This year, the provincial government also allotted some P15 million for the enrollment of indigent families in the province to help poor sectors in coping up with the expensive medical expenses from public and private hospitals in the province. (PIA NVizcaya) [top]