October 9, 2018, Filed under Banner News

LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN – As a manifestation to provide sufficient emergency and healthcare services, the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) located in San Carlos City opened new facilities on September 28, including emergency room (ER), operating room (OR), and intensive care unit (ICU) complex and out-patient department (OPD) building.


The inauguration, which concides with the 73rd anniversary celebration of the PPH, was led by Governor Amado I. Espino, III, along with Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. and OIC – PPH Chief Dr. Aurelio Cariño.


Governor Espino said that this infrastructure projects will not only boost health program of the provincial government, but also provide more job opportunities to Pangasinenses in medical field.


As such, the provincial chief executive said that the provincial government is developing a plan to partner with different colleges to support the demand of medical practitioners in the provincial government.


Magpapa-scholar po kami ng nurses at iba pang kurso gaya ng pharmacy at magkakaroon po ng agreement na ‘return service’ sa provincial government,” he remarked.


The expanded emergency room has 14 stretchers while the new  operating room has four operating tables and high-end apparatus with three specialist doctors from PPH who can now undertake laparoscopic surgeries, Dr. Cariño said.


Dr. Carino added that this infrastructure upgrade aimed mainly to accommodate more out-patient clients materialized with the help of Department of Health (DOH) through their Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP).


According to Provincial Engineer Antonieta Delos Santos, the provincial government has earmarked ₱ 33.7–Million while the DOH funded a total of ₱ 20-Million for the construction of the two-storey OR-ER-ICU building which has a total area of 1,456 square meters.


The DOH also donated a sum of P29.2-Million for the following projects: rehabilitation and construction of OPD complex – OPD building and public health services offices which has a floor area of 972 sq. m; two-storey pedia building with 231.8 sq. m. floor area; and the construction of Central Supply and Sterilization Department (CSSD) – Phase I with 72 sq. m.


Napakalaki ng maitutulong nitong bagong building dahil mas marami kaming maki-cater na outpatient na centralized at katabi pa ng emergency room,” Dr. Cariño stated.


Governor Espino assured that the provincial government has provided trained specialists and prepared necessary manpower to operate the new equipment in the hospital.


The PPH chief also assured that the provincial government led by Governor Espino is working round the clock to maintain the high standards of all provincial government-run hospitals hailed as “hospitals of choice.”


Dr. Cariño also said that the PPH is all set to be classified as Level III after the completion of all upgrades in their facilities.


“Next year, target na po namin na simulan ang family medicine training at magtayo ng sariling stroke unit,” Dr. Cariño remarked adding that a pediatric intensive care unit (ICU) is also soon to rise in PPH.


In saying this, Dr. Cariño also disclosed that the provincial government through the PPH is planning to put up blood bank which will cater to all the 14 public hospitals in the province.


It can be recalled that PPH was earlier classified by DOH as Level II while almost all other provincial government-run hospitals were categorized as Level I. /Shiella Mae C. De Guzman




BLESSING AND INAUGURATION OF ER-OR-ICU COMPLEX AND OPD BUILDING AT PPH. Governor Amado I. Espino, III, (upper photo) along with Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr., and Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) Chief Dr. Aurelio Cariño cuts the ceremonial ribbon of the newly-blessed two-storey emergency room (ER), operating room (OR), and intensive care unit (ICU) complex (lower photo) which has a total area of 1,456 square meters. On the same day, blessing and inauguration of out-patient department (OPD) building which covers a floor area of 972 sq. m was also held at the PPH Compound. /SMDG (Photos by JZPerez)



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