Pampanga, CDC ink pact for government hospital annex

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Pampanga — The provincial government of Pampanga signed a deed of usufruct with Clark Development Corporation (CDC) for the construction of the Diosdado P. Macapagal Memorial Provincial Hospital (DPMMPH) Annex inside the Freeport.  

Once operational, Governor Dennis Pineda said the hospital annex will cater mainly to Clark employees who are mostly Kapampangans, by providing them with basic and affordable medical services. 

“This is for our workers. We must have a healthy workforce to make our families happy, our communities at peace, and our economy productive,” Pineda said. 

He added that this project was first conceptualized in 2019 by Vice Governor Lilia Pineda, who requested CDC for a piece of land, and was approved by the Provincial Legislative Board. 

For its part, the CDC Board granted the use of a 5,000-square meter property inside the freeport for 25 years and is extendible for another 25 years.

With this, Governor Pineda thanked the CDC for granting the request of the provincial government. 

“I thank the CDC for helping the Pampanga provincial government in this new track in our health care system,” he said. 

The governor said that the capitol allotted an initial PhP100 million for this. 

Meanwhile, Bases Conversion and Development Authority President and National Task Force against COVID-19 Testing Czar Vince Dizon announced that PhP100 million has been allocated for this project under the proposed Bayanihan to Recover as One Act or Bayanihan 2.

In addition, Mabalacat City has pledged PhP30 million annually for five years.

It will be the first government hospital in Clark, which is expected to cater to around 140,000 workers.

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