Mandaluyong LGU opens new hospital

Published June 29, 2022, 1:55 PM

by Patrick Garcia

The Mandaluyong City local government inaugurated on Tuesday, June 28, its newest medical facility aimed to address the growing need for world-class health services in the city due to the Covid-19 pandemic and population growth.

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Mandaluyong City Mayor Menchie Abalos led the inauguration of Mandaluyong City Medical Center (MCMC) located along Martinez Street in Barangay Addition Hills.

The 8-storey medical facility has a 250-bed capacity and is more spacious to house the existing medical services found in the old city hospital.

Being a full-fledged general hospital, it will have its own radiology department and can provide dialysis and dental services. The new MCMC will also be the new location for the Ciara Marie Foundation Infectious Ward for pediatric patients.

Photo from Mandaluyong LGU

“Public healthcare is always one of the top priorities of the city and we’re aiming to improve it alongside the completion of our new city hospital and its new location,” Abalos said.

The current location of the new MCMC allows it for future expansion and has a dedicated parking space to prevent the obstruction of traffic along Martinez Street. Meanwhile, the old hospital along Boni Avenue will continue to function but as a Covid-19 hospital and isolation facility.

Abalos reminded the public to get themselves vaccinated and boosted against the virus, especially with the detection of several subvariants of Omicron which are said to be more transmissible than the earlier variants of Covid-19.

As of June 27, the city government has deployed 1,310,288 vaccines to the public. A total of 553,674 individuals have received their first dose while 537,375 have been fully vaccinated.

It has also boosted 231,778 individuals with their first booster while 14,614 have received their second booster shot.