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NVizcaya opens another hospital ward, admin building

Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya (October 12) -- To cater to the increasing number of patients coming from other provinces, provincial officials have inaugurated additional infrastructure components of the Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital(NVPH) in barangay San Antonio North here Monday.

In a fitting formal program, the P8.5 million private ward, garden of wellness or healing garden and the P2.8 million administrative building were blessed and attended by provincial, municipal and barangay officials of the province and health representatives from the regional and provincial levels.

The newly-acquired ambulance from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office(PCSO) was also blessed.

Governor Luisa Cuaresma said the recent developments in the NVPH are part of the provincial government's vision of bringing appropriate, modern and affordable health services to the people specially among the poor sector.

She said they have included in their 2010 budget the construction of additional charity wards since NVPH's patients are growing.

"There is a need for the establishment of additional Intensive Care Units(ICUs) and tender loving care for our patients," she said.

Vice governor Jose Ganbito said the new improvements of the NVPH serves as a symbol that the government is serving its inhabitants specially the poor.

He said the developments are contained in a 5-year commitment plan to make the NVPH the most modern hospital in the country.

"We have included the NVPH as one of the major economic enterprises of the provincial government where the income that will be derived from its operations will be used for its further development," he said.

Lawyer Dominica Dumangeng-Rosario, representative of Don Ricardo Maddela, the hospital lot donor expressed fulfillment of the family's expectations that the lot has become a venue of generous acts for Novo Vizcayanos.

Rosario said that since their expectations had been exceeded, they will help in facilitating efforts to transform the NVPH into a modern, well-equipped and efficient health center including the development of competent medical staff. (bme/PIA NVizcaya) [top]

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