By Jennifer C. Tilos
A P10.7 million satellite hospital will be established in Barangay Talay, this city.
This is to be funded by the Department of Health (DOH) and to be equipped and staffed by the city government here.
The new health facility will cater to the medical needs of the city’s underserved barangays namely Talay, Junob, Balugo, Candau-ay, Cantil-e and Bajumpandan as well as the residents in Valencia and Bacong towns.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and City Health Officer Maria Sarah B. Talla will lead the ground breaking ceremony today with local government officials and officers of the DOH to signal the start of the construction of the satellite hospital at the City Farmstead.
This will be the third new hospital in Dumaguete City for the next four years.
The first two hospitals nearing completion are the 250-bed ACE Dumaguete Doctors Hospital in Brgy. Daro and the Negros Polymedic Hospital in Sibulan town to accommodate additional 150 beds.
Remollo is also eyeing the construction of a fire substation, evacuation center, and police substation to bring basic social services closer to the barangays.