LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), in its regular session on December 4, approved a resolution endorsing to the Department of Health (DOH) the application of the Eastern Pangasinan District Hospital (EPDH) for a permit to construct a three-storey building.
The said facility to be constructed is intended for the outpatient department and additional wards.
“The EPDH, one of the 14 operated by the Provincial Government of Pangasinan, caters to patients coming from the different municipalities and other areas from nearby localities of the 6th District of Pangasinan,” the resolution authored by SP Member Shiela Marie Baniqued and co-authored by SP Members Salvador S. Perez, Jr., and Noel Bince partly stated as it further disclosed that as of present there is a constant inflow of patients being served by the hospital.
Health reform is one of the priority programs of Governor Ramon V. Guico III’s administration. Hence, part of the projects on health include the provision of new facilities, brand new quality equipment, and improved delivery of service.
“In line with the main thrusts of the present administration to have a mass-based health care program to accommodate all people, especially the less fortunate sector of society, there is a need to support the plan of the EPDH to provide a more sufficient and higher level of medical and health services to its patients by the construction of a three-storey building,” the resolution stated.
Prior to the issuance of a license to construct, a Provincial Board Resolution is required by the health department to facilitate the issuance of the permit to construct a health facility.
Copies of the approved resolution will be furnished to Secretary Teodoro J. Herbosa, Dr. Paula Paz M. Sydiongco, and Engr. Annette Tan, OIC Director IV, Health Facilities and Services Regulatory Bureau; Dr. Aurelio O. Carino, OIC-Hospital Administrator; and Dr. Maria Viviam Villar Espino, EPDH chief. (Ruby R. Bernardino/Pangasinan Information and Media Relations Office)