April 20, 2017

Lubao, Pampanga sets ‘Gold Standard’ for government hospitals

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    The Escolastica Romero District Hospital (ERDH), a newly constructed hospital in Lubao is the ‘Gold Standard’ for state-run hospitals in the country, as announced by Department of Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Ubial.

    Former Philippine President Arroyo disclosed that ERDH was named after her grandmother Escolastica Romero. The multi-million constructed hospital has been inaugurated and blessed on April 5, Wednesday, alongside with a P25 million pesos two-storey building also funded by the DOH.

    In an article published by Manila Bulletin, Ubial said that the ERDH will be their model hospital for all government hospitals nationwide. She added that if they’ve see some progress with the assistance from the DOH, the more they will provide to local governments which will actually make wise use of the government resources and the allocation they have provided. During the inauguration, Ubial told the hospital staffs to serve all admitted patients with utmost care and dedication.

    The ERDH building alone can accommodate up to a hundred patients while the two-storey building will serve as a diagnostic center according to Dr. Cenon Ponce, chief hospital. He added that the health department has also provided equipments, beds, and a computerized tomography (CT) scan machine.

    Source: Manila Bulletin

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