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Construction of Baseco hospital 50 percent complete, says Mayor Isko

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The Baseco community will soon get to have its own hospital, as the construction of the facility is now 50 percent complete, according to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno Domagoso.

This will be the 7th hospital of the Manila government and will be called the President Corazon C. Aquino Hospital.

The construction of the facility began on October 18, 2021 and is 50 percent complete as of May 1.

Domagoso said he had sought the construction of a hospital in the Baseco compound so that residents in the area would not need to travel far for medical services, especially during emergencies where every second counts.

“’Yung mga ganoong pagkakataon ang gusto nating agapan at bigyan ng solusyon sa pamamagitan ng mga ganitong proyeto dahil makapagliligtas tayo ng maraming buhay kung mayroong malapit at kompletong kagamitan na ospital sa mga komunidad,” he said.

The Baseco hospital will have a 24/ fully operational emergency room, community inclusive outpatient department, digital x-ray equipment, a laboratory and central diagnostics department, a centralized medical gas system, a pharmacy, a dietary department, a maternity department, surgery and internal medicine department, male and female wards, pediatrics wards, isolation wards, and elevators.