Makati Med ang peg! Isko plans new Ospital ng Maynila


Manila city hall is planning to build a new Ospital ng Maynila to provide better public health service to the city’s residents.

“We are preparing the detailed engineering design of the new Ospital ng Maynila. It will be on the side of Mabini and Quirino and the old building will be retained and will be converted as a college of medicine, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila school ground,” Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko” Moreno Domagoso on Tuesday said in a press briefing at the Ramon Magsaysay High School.

The new public hospital will be patterned after Makati Medical Center’s design Domagoso said it would be fully air-conditioned with state-of-the-art pieces of medical equipment.

“There’s already a presentation, we’re trying to test the soil already. Sasabayan namin ang Department of Health sa pagiging active nila sa pagbibigay ng quality health services lalo na sa mga maralita,” he added.

Domagoso said the city government would redesign about 60 health centers to ensure the proper delivery of health services.

“We might demolish some of our health centers because according to the data we’ve gathered, they’re useless to exist when nobody’s going there and there are more or less 14 lying-in centers na wala namang nangaganak. We’ll reorganize logistical resources, human resources to other busy health centers,” he said.

Domagoso said he would check on the dialysis patients at Gat Andres Bonifacio Hospital and purchase at least six ambulances for the city’s emergency medical needs.

“We’re still scouting for funds to buy these honest to goodness ambulances and I don’t mind spending millions of pesos on an ambulance if I can save a life most especially if it’s a poor person’s life,” he said.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, who was also at the press conference, lauded Domagoso for prioritizing health services for the development of Manila residents.

“It’s quite reassuring to hear the strategic plans of the good mayor. I hope his plans will also be the model of other government units to provide comprehensive public health care system and he’s got all his priorities in the right place,” Duque said. (PNA)