P300-M Virac hospital means medical convenience for Catandunganons


The construction of a P300-million private hospital in Barangay Valencia, Virac in the province of Catanduanes is going as planned.

This can be gleaned from Catanduanes Rep. Cesar Sarmiento’s Facebook post Thursday even as the politiko received a personal update from a key player of the project–Catanduanes Doctors Hospital Incorporated (CDHI) Chief Executive Officer and fellow Viracnon Raymund Taopa .

Taopa gave a run-down of the “state-of-the-art equipment” that the new hospital would boast of having: Computed Tomography (CT) Scan and Ultrasound machines, digital X-ray, Level 3 Diagnostic laboratory and Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Aside from these top-of-the-line apparatus, the CDHI official also assured Sarmiento that the 80-bed health care facility would have a dedicated dialysis center with six dialysis machines.

“With this convenience, Catandunganons will no longer have to travel to Metro Manila to seek urgent medical services,” the post read.

Once completed, the hospital is envisioned to be an alternative to the Eastern Bicol Medical Service (EBMC), which Sarmiento intends to infuse with additional funds from the national government.

These funds will be used to purchase hospital equipment and medical supplies.

“When asked about the return of investment, CEO Topia stated that the paying capacity of Catandunganons is high comparable to mainland province. He expressed that modern medical equipment will expand and serve the medical needs of patients in the province,” the post further read.