BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya, June 26 (PIA) - Governor Carlos Padilla said upcoming infrastructure projects are on the way for the upgrading of the facilities of the Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital (NVPH) in Bambang town.
Padilla said he has ordered the preparation of all required documents and integration of technical inputs from offices of the provincial government for the construction of medical projects within the NVPH which is expected to start this year.
"We have recently conducted an ocular inspection with heads of offices of the PLGU and Department of Health (DOH) to put in their technical knowledge and expertise to solve pressing problems, issues and concerns to further improve NVPH services including the proper construction of upcoming facilities," he said.
Padilla said the upcoming infrastructure projects for the upgrading of the NVPH are the construction of a 4-storey Medical Arts Building which will house the Doctors' Clinics, Outpatient Department facilities, a Dialysis Center, among others .
"This will be funded by the DOH through the Cagayan Valley Center for Health Development (CVCHD) which will start this year," he added.
The governor also bared that the PLGU will also fund the establishment of another 200-bed capacity 4-storey building which will also accommodate administrative operations.
"These infrastructure projects are in response to the increasing number of patients being served by the NVPH. As a Level I hospital, it is serving 250 patients during the peak season," Padilla further said.
He said the technical inputs which will be formed into a plan is expected to be completed this month which include the provision of water supply, ICT cabling, architecture and engineering, civil works, general services, and environmental issues.
Padilla said there is a need to anticipate and address properly all major problems that may crop up along the way which might possibly disrupt the delivery of health services to our people.
"We should always be mindful of the sentiments of our people, as they get disappointed with delayed completion of government projects," he added. (ALM/BME/PIA 2-Nueva Vizcaya)