A new three-storey hospital building to be named after the late former President Corazon Aquino will soon rise in Baseco Compound at Manila’s Port Area.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso led the groundbreaking ceremony for the P110-million hospital on Monday, Oct. 18.
The new hospital will be named “President Corazon C. Aquino General Hospital.” It will replace the President Corazon C. Aquino Health Clinic that was built during the administration of the late Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim, according to the city government.
“Pamahalaan na lang ang sandalan ng tao (People can only lean on to the government). Some of us paid the ultimate price. But we have to do what we have to do. We have to do it. We have to take care of our people,” Domagoso said.
The hospital will have a fully operational emergency room, digital x-ray equipment, and centralized oxygen supply line.
It will also feature a community-inclusive outpatient department, radiology department, laboratory and central diagnostics department, dietary department, 24/7 maternity department, and surgery and internal medicine department.
The city government said male and female wards, isolation wards, and a pediatric ward will also be available in the new 50-bed facility.
“We always try to be ahead of the situation or possible uncertainty because we are always certain in the City of Manila,” Domagoso said.
Also present at the groundbreaking ceremony were Manila Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan, Manila 3rd District Rep. John Marvin “Yul Servo” Nieto, and other officials from the city government.