CamSur gov’t spends P170M for hospital equipment


The Provincial Government of Camarines Sur has purchased P170 million worth of medical equipment for the public hospitals it administers.

The province said that the move is part of its efforts to bring quality and affordable public health care to its constituents especially to those residing in far-flung areas.

“That is why this year, the province acquired high-quality equipment worth of PhP170 million for its provincially-managed hospitals, including the district hospitals in Sipocot, Ragay, Libmanan, Siruma, Caramoan, Ocampo, Tinambac, Buhi, Bato, Garchitorena, and San Jose,” the provincial government said.

“Now, people from different parts of the province benefit from the advanced equipment.”

The newly acquired equipment include orthopedic table, wireless electrocardiogram (ECG) machine, digital or filmless radiography, and newborn hearing screening machine.

“Laboratories also have modern equipment, including a clinical chemistry analyzer that can handle up to 800 blood tests per hour, and the Serofuge Centrifuge, designed for blood cell washing procedures and separation of serum from cells,” the province said.

“Our district hospitals may be level 1-hospitals, but all these equipment are usually found in level 3 and private hospitals only,” it added.

It also said that district hospitals’ operating room, major surgery room, minor surgery room, X-ray room, and dental room are now “complete” with new equipment for operations, diagnostic tests, and ultrasound.