BY FELIPE V. CELINO
ROXAS City — The deed of donation of a two-hectare land supposedly for the new area of the provincial hospital was already prepared.
With this, the transfer of the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital (RMPH) is likely to happen, according to Gov. Victor Tanco.
Tanco earlier thought about transferring RMPH to a wider and more accessible place, as part of improving the provincial government’s health services.
This was after the Ong family, represented by businessman Jose Neri Ong, earlier expressed willingness to donate a lot in Brgy. Lawaan here.
Last week, a group led by Provincial Administrator Jose Villanueva and some provincial health officials had a study tour in Metro Manila and Batangas province to look into the health facilities of government hospitals there.
According to Villanueva, a hospital like that in Quezon City would be best for Capiz.
Tanco said the provincial government has some P37 million intended to improve the provincial hospital.
This fund, he said, will also be augmented by the amount from the P683-million credit loan with the United Coconut Planters Bank.
Tanco said P100 million from the credit facility could be used to finance the construction of a new hospital building in Pueblo de Panay, Brgy. Lawaan.
He said improving the province’s health services is one of his administration’s priority projects.
The present site of RMPH is not anymore suitable to the public that needs health assistance.
Aside from being located in the business center of the city, the place is small where the parking space for vehicles is limited.
The governor said the provincial government is planning to sell the area to investors. The proceeds could be used for other projects, he added.
Another plan is selling the property to the city government for its proposed Roxas City Hospital./PN
In : CAPIZ FORUM