Private sector donates land for Apalit community hospital

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO—The private sector donated a hectare of land in Barangay Sampaloc in Apalit as site of a new and publicly-funded community hospital there. 

Jen Tetangco, Asscom Multi-purpose Cooperative, Nature Realty, Linde and Prime Source gave the land where the 1,496-square meter hospital will rise.

The Department of Public Works and Highways’ Pampanga First District Engineering Office (DPWH’s Pampanga 1st DEO) presented the design of  the hospital to Gov. Dennis Pineda and Apalit Mayor Oscar Tetangco Jr. on Wednesday.

The first phase, worth P70.2 million, was funded by the General Appropriations Act under the National Building Program, according to Alfie Lejarde, maintenance section chief of DPWH’s Pampanga 1st DEO.

The four-storey hospital features 24 5-bed wards including rooms for radiology, ob-gyn, maternity, pharmacy, dental, pediatrics and surgery.

It needed around P170 million more, which is being sourced, for additional works, Lejarde said.

Governor Pineda thanked the DPWH for helping secure the initial funding. The provincial government will oversee the operations of the community hospital, he said.

The local government of Apalit committed to do site development, Tetangco said.

“Go na go na po ang first phase,” the governor said, adding this would be the 11th public hospital in Pampanga.

The province operates the Diosdado P. Macapagal Memorial Provincial Hospital and 10 district hospitals. 

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