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Gov. Alvarez leads turnover of new Quezon Medicare Hospital

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Palawan Governor Jose Ch. Alvarez has led the turn-over ceremony of the newly built Quezon Medicare Hospital yesterday, October 20.

Joining the governor during the event were Department of Health Assistant Secretary Dr. Maria Francia Laxamana, DOH MIMAROPA Regional Director Dr. Mario Baquilod and Quezon Mayor Joselito Ayala.

“Inaalay natin ito sa mga kababayang mahihirap na noon ay hindi naniwala na mayroong libreng gamot at doktor at ngayon ay nandito na…”, Alvarez.

The new hospital has a 50-bed capacity, with complete facilities such as doctors quarter, dietary building, MRF, mortuary, Isolation Building, powerhouse building, laboratory room, private rooms at bahay tuluyan.

“Ang total cost nito is about P115 Million ang building, excluding hospital equipment na umabot sa P20 Million… Ito ay isang state-of-art hospital na identical sa iba pa nating ospital at mayroong kumpletong pasilidad,” Engr. Saylito Purisima, Head ng Infrastructure Division, earlier said.

Meanwhile, the LGU of Quezon has thanked the provincial government for the said project, especially amid the pandemic.

“We are truly grateful to the Provincial Government and DOH dahil dito ay mas makapagbibigay na tayo ng de-kalidad na serbisyong medikal sa mga mamamayan ng Quezon…”, Alvin Dantes, Chief-of-hospital of Quezon Medicare Hospital.

Also in attendance were Board Member Sharon Onda, BM Ryan Maminta, BM Jay Rodriguez at dating Congressman Erick Abueg,Capitol staff, and officials of LGU Quezon.