The Dept of Health will construct a 100-bed P10.7Million primary hospital building for the City, in Talay in order to expand health services to the far barrios.
Moreover, the City government will fund the equipment and installations plus the personnel of this envisioned mini hospital.
The Negros Provincial Health Service Cooperative NOPHSSCO will partner and supply the diagnostic facilities and services and will hold office thereat.
It will be the 3rd brand new hospital in Dumaguete City for the next four years, the latest will be the P 10.7 million satellite hospital in Barangay Talay slated to break ground tomorrow to be funded by the Department of Health and to be equipped and staffed by the City Government.
The first two hospitals nearing completion are: the 250-bed ACE Dumaguete Doctors Hospital in Barangay Daro and second, the Negros Polymedic Hospital in nearby Sibulan to accommodate additional 150 beds.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and City Health Officer Maria Sarah B. Talla will lead the ground breaking ceremony tomorrow with local government officials and officers of the Department of Health to signal the start of the construction of the satellite hospital in the City Farmstead.
The new health facility will cater to the medical needs of the underserved barangays namely Talay, Junob, Balugo, Candau-ay, Cantil-e and Bajumpandan as well as the residents in Valencia and Bacong.
Additionally, Mayor Remollo will also work for the construction of a fire substation, evacuation center and police substation to bring basic social service closer to the barangays.