Bubuhusan ng pera ni Erap! P15-M renovation of Ospital ng Tondo begins

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In his continuing effort to modernize the six public hospitals in Manila, Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada has started the P15-million renovation of the city-run Ospital ng Tondo to further improve medical services to the thousands of residents in Districts 1 and 2.

Estrada said the city government is also in the process of acquiring additional brand new medical equipment such as digital X-Ray and electrocardiogram (ECG) machines so the 50-bed hospital could accommodate more indigent patients.

“This hospital was built to provide free and comprehensive proper healthcare,” the Manila mayor said.

“We will continue improving its services and facilities for the well-being of poor Tondo residents.”

The four-story district hospital, located along Jose Abad Santos Street in Tondo, was last renovated in 2009, or eight years ago. Back then, it lacked even basic medical equipment and facilities to serve the growing number of indigent patients.

When he assumed office in 2013, Estrada initiated a P500-million rehabilitation of all the six city-run hospitals and 59 community health centers, including the acquisition of a long line of state-of-the art equipment and facilities.