Lapu-Lapu hospital’s P30M expansion eyed

By: Norman V. Mendoza October 02,2015 - 01:13 AM

THE Lapu-Lapu city government will implement a P30 million expansion of the Lapu-Lapu City Hospital in barangay Gun-ob within the year.

Mayor Paz Radaza announced this  during yesterday’s celebration of the 56th founding anniversary of the hospital. The expansion will include a two-story building whose ground floor will have  an emergency room, a minor operating room,  doctor’s quarters, a laboratory, a blood bank and an X-ray room.

The second floor will have six private rooms and a six-bed female and male ward.

The mayor promised to bring in more medical personnel to run the hospital.

The expansion will be financed with a P20.6 million fund from the Department of Health and P10 million from Lapu-Lapu City.

The improvements  will raise the city hospital’s classification to  level to 2 or a notch below the status of private hospitals like Mactan Doctor’s Hospital.

“I am sure that with this expansion our patients will no longer go to hospitals far from the city,” she said.

During yesterday’s celebration, Dr. Bolivar Miñoza, hospital chief, thanked the mayor and the city government for  supporting the hospital, which now receives P15 million to P18 million per year  in the city’s budget.

The Lapu-Lapu City Hospital is a level 1 hospital with a 75-bed capacity. It can admit a hundred patients.

The hospital was built by the the Cebu provincial government 56 years ago until it was turned over to the Lapu-Lapu city government.

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