Three-story infirmary to rise soon in Tacloban North
TACLOBAN CITY (02/23/21) — An infirmary that will cater to the medical needs of people in Tacloban North and its nearby communities will soon rise, as the local government officials broke ground for its construction on Tuesday afternoon, February 23, 2021.
The three-story 24/7 mini-hospital, to be developed in GMA Kapuso Village, a northern resettlement site in Brgy. 106 Sto. Niño, has a funding allocation of P14.8 million sourced through the General Appropriations Act 2021, which was made possible through the efforts of Congressman Martin G. Romualdez and TINGOG Partylist, who lobbied the inclusion of the funding for this project during the budget deliberations.
According to Acting City Health Officer Dr. Gloria Fabrigas, who led the groundbreaking ceremony, the said facility is envisioned to help decongest Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC), the region’s biggest public hospital, and is set to serve over 30,000 Tacloban North residents.
Fabrigas was accompanied by Executive Assistant Atty. Romeo Magdalaga Jr., who represented Mayor Alfred Romualdez, along with Councilor Elvira Casal, Chairman Committee on Health, Tacloban North Chief of Staff Ruth Ramirez, and other officials. Phase 1 of the said project is expected to be finished within three months this year, the health official said.
Meantime, the city government under Mayor Romualdez assured the people of the City of his support in any project, particularly those promoting public health.