Duque inaugurates BMC extension with 200-bed capacity

Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque together with Bulacan officials led the inauguration and ground breaking ceremony of the 200-bed capacity extension building of the Bulacan Medical Center (BMC) on Thursday morning at the Capitol Grounds in Barangay Guinhawa, City of Malolos.

Governor Wilhelmino Sy-Alvarado said the BMC formerly known as the Bulacan Provincial Hospital is having another extension to sufficiently serve the growing population in the province.

At present, the newly-renovated BMC, completed and with modern 22-bed capacity Intensive Care Unit and centralized nurse workstation begun serving Bulakenyos with critical medical conditions this year.

It also has Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) or ‘3D eye scan’; 40 hemodialysis machines; 2 units of CT Scan; 2D Echo; Ultrasound; ENT and X-ray machines; Oncology Unit for cancer patients; Endoscopy Unit for patients with stomach problems; Luntiang Silong for HIV-positive patients; Programmatic Management Drug-resistant Tuberculosis Satellite Treatment Center (PMDT STC) for patients with TB; Dental Clinic; Pharmacy; Laboratory; Animal Bite Center; Pediatrics; Out-Patient Department; OB-Gyne; and Bulacan Provincial Blood Center.

“We are trying to be competitive to other hospitals in Bulacan so that our ‘kababayan’ will experience more convenient in this hospital,” Alvarado said.