May 22, 2024

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DOH grants fund for the contruction of Infirmary Hospital in Ilocos

By Glen S Ramos

DOH-Ilocos Regional Director Paula Paz M. Sydiongco together with LGU officials led by Mayor Atty. Sherwin P. Tomas, leads the planting of the time capsule and groundbreaking of the Lidlidda Infirmary Hospital located in Brgy Poblacion, Lidlidda, Ilocos Sur on February 28, 2023.

Ilocos Sur – The Department of Health – Ilocos Region leads the groundbreaking of the infirmary hospital to be constructed in Poblacion Norte in the town of Lidlidda, a 5th class local government unit (LGU) and belongs to the 2nd congressional district of the province of Ilocos Sur.

Regional Director said that the local government unit of Lidlidda is one of the recipients of the 2023 funding for capital outlay.

“Through the Health Facility Enhancement Program (HFEP), we are currently constructing primary care facilities, including infirmaries, in priority areas in the region which will be the foundation for the national healthcare provider network or referral system.”

The infirmary hospital is envisioned to have the following services an out-patient-department, 24/4 emergency consultation, fully functional birthing and maternal, hospital admission and ward, laboratory primary clinical laboratory, pharmacy and dispensary.

The construction of the infirmary will be funded from the 2023 general appropriations act with a budget of ₱7M for infrastructure and ₱5M for medical equipment.

The Lidlidda LGU will also provide ₱10M budget as part of their share for the construction of the health facility. 

“I am confident that this facility, once completed and functional, shall become a model health service provider and a benchmark for the implementation of universal health care in Ilocos Sur.”

“Nagpapasalamat ako sa lokal na pamahalaan ng Lidlidda sa pangunguna ni Mayor Atty. Sherwin P. Tomas, dahil prayoridad ninyo ang kalusugan ng inyong mga constituents. Napakaimportante na madama ng tao ang pagaalaga sa kanilang kalusugan, especially yung mga nasa malalayong barangay.”

“Let us continue working to achieve an even more health-related milestone as we move closer to achieve our vision of a Healthy Pilipinas,” Sydiongco concluded.