A multi-million peso constructed facility inside the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital (NOPH) in Dumaguete city held a groundbreaking ceremony last Monday.
“A P36-million oxygen generating plant will rise inside the NOPH compound, completion of which is expected in time for the full operation of the Central Block Building,” says Governor Roel Degamo.
NOPH Ground breaking ceremony
NOPH head Dr. Henrissa Calumpang, Provincial Engr. Franco Alpuerto and Board Member Erwin Michael Macias, whose late father, the former Gov. Emilio Macias II, started the construction of the Central Block Building, were some of the people who attended the groundbreaking ceremonies.
The governor said he continued dreaming for the betterment of the Negrosanons, especially the poor, who cannot afford private hospitals. His first dream was to complete the Central Block building which is the brainchild of the late Gov. Macias. At the start of his term, Degamo made a promise to the people of Negros Oriental that he will support whatever good programs of the previous administrations, and one of which is the construction of the Central Block building.
Another wish-come-true was made for the province is the construction of the Out Patient Department worth P80 million, funding of which comes from the Department of Health (DOH).
During the visit of Health Secretary Janet Garin, she confirmed to the governor that the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is expected to arrive before the scheduled full blast operation of the Central Block Building in March this year. The MRI is estimated to be worth P65 million more or less.
With all these hospital equipment and buildings, Gov. Degamo said hospital services at the Central Block Building will now be at par with other private hospitals in the province.