DOH to build P4.4M infirmary for CL cops

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga — A P4.455 million infirmary intended for medical needs of policemen and their dependents, including residents in surrounding communities here will be constructed by the Department of Health under the Health Facilities Enhancement Program. 

Police Colonel Nick Torre, chief of staff, Police Regional Office 3, said the health facility, once completed, will be managed and supervised by doctors  and nurses of the PNP-Regional Health Service Unit 3 (RHSU3) headed by Police Colonel Jesebel Medina. 

“DOH will construct and provide the necessary medical and dental equipment while the PRO3 alloted the space, plans and design for the infirmary building inside the regional headquarters,” said Torre.

Health Secretary Francisco Duque and PRO Director Police Brig. General Joel Napoleon M. Coronel led the grounbreaking rites held in this police camp on Monday (Aug 19). 

Duque said the project is funded by the DOH under the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA) Health Facilities Enhancement Program.

He said the facility is a big help for the police and their dependents. Coronel expressed his debt of gratitude to Duque and the DOH family for acknowledging the medical concerns of PRO3 policemen and dependents. 

“In behalf of the entire PRO3 Family, I would like to express our sincerest thanks and deepest gratitude for this life-saving undertaking.

We look forward to the day that we will be inaugurating this new infirmary,” said Coronel.