By Charissa Luci-Atienza
The House Committee on Health has passed a bill renaming Quezon City General Hospital to Quezon City General Hospital and Medical Center.
The House panel, chaired by Quezon Rep. Angelina “Helen” Tan, approved House Bill 2225, principally authored by Quezon City Rep. Anthony Peter “Onyx” Crisologo.
“With the volition of the Quezon City government, the Quezon City General Hospital is now equipped with modern and state of the art medical facilities that offer nothing but high standards of comfort and effective healthcare to its patients. Its accomplishments and modern medical facilities are enough basis (sic) to change its name to Quezon City General Hospital and Medical Center as it best encapsulates the hospital’s enhanced status,” Crisologo said.
He noted that the hospital had gone through a redevelopment program to modernize its healthcare facilities.
“Through the years, this five-storey, 250-bed capacity tertiary hospital has evolved into a modern hospital, achieving Level III Status as Tertiary Hospital, the highest level license that can be conferred to a hospital by the Department of Health,” he said.
He said the hospital is now equipped with modern and state-of-the art medical facilities, such as 4D ultrasound, colposcope with loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), electrocardiogram (ECG) machines, computerized radiography and digital flouroscopy system and 64-Slice Computerized Tomography Scanner (CT scan).
“It has five operating suites, one operating room suite with a deck view used by residents and nurses undergoing training, eight-bed Service Case and six-bed Pay Medical Intensive Care Unit (ICU) equipped with patients’ monitor and a central monitor, 10-bed Post Anesthesia Care Unit and four-bed Surgical Intensive Care Unit,” Crisologo added.
He sought the final passage of his bill which aims to ensure that patients, especially the poor, enjoy better and more effective healthcare.