New CCMC OPD to start operations on Dec. 29

By: Morexette Marie Erram - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | December 28,2020 - 08:19 PM

 

The Outpatient Department (OPD) of the  new Cebu City Medical Center will start accepting patients on December 29. | Morexette Marie B. Erram

The Outpatient Department (OPD) of the  new Cebu City Medical Center will start accepting patients on December 29. | Morexette Marie B. Erram

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After several years, the new Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) will start accepting patients on Tuesday, December 29.

The Cebu City government led the inauguration of the first three floors of the new CCMC building on Monday evening, December 28.

In line with this, officials announced that the new hospital’s outpatient department (OPD) will be operational starting 8 a.m., Tuesday. 

Read: CCMC to open three floors on December 28

Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said they decided to open the OPD first, among all departments and wings expected in CCMC, to decongest the patients confined in the old CCMC which is just across the new building. 

“We will be doing it (the hospital’s operations) gradually. Within a few weeks, hopefully our emergency, other wings and departments (can operate). The important thing is we have started,” said Labella. 

Yvonna Cania, CCMC administrator, said the OPD in the new CCMC could accommodate around 250 to 300 individuals. 

Construction of the new CCMC building, which has 10 storeys, began in 2015. It was demolished in 2014 after it was declared condemned in 2013 due to the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that rocked Cebu and Bohol.

Read: VM Rama suggests putting on hold all bidding for CCMC for now

The new hospital was also the subject of various controversies and state audit reports over the multiple delays it have incurred. /dbs

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