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Para mas maraming magamot: Camille Villar wants Las Piñas hospital’s capacity raised to 500

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Las Piñas City Rep. Camille Villar has filed a measure increasing the bed capacity of the Las Piñas General Hospital & Satellite Trauma Center (LPGHSTC) from 200 to 500 beds to serve more patients.

Villar said there is a need to increase LPGHSTC’s bed capacity since patient admissions have increase by 58 percent since 2014, while the number of patients at the outpatient department and emergency rooms jumped by 115 percent and 14 percent, respectively.

“Given this scenario, it becomes imperative to increase LPGHSTC’s bed capacity from its present 200 bed capacity to 500 beds in order to accommodate the constant increase of patients from all over the South of Metro Manila and its nearby cities and municipalities,” she said.

The hospital’s bed capacity was last raised in 2004, with the approval of Republic Act 9240.

Under House Bill 3314, the Department of Health will allocate funds in the national budget for raising LPGHSTC’s bed capacity.