LINGAYEN, PANGASINAN—A resolution, entitled: “Endorsing to the Department of Health (DOH) the application of the Umingan Community Hospital, Province of Pangasinan, for a permit to construct a new health facility,” was approved during the regular session of the provincial board on October 16.
As disclosed by Board Member Sheila Marie Baniqued, the author of the resolution, the construction of a new health facility will help cater the medical needs of more patients in the area.
Meanwhile, Dr. Tracy Lou T. Bitoy, said the hospital is operating under a 15-bed capacity as of present but the current admission, she disclosed, is 48 to 50 patients.
BM Baniqued, on the other hand, stressed that the project which is in line with the main thrusts of Governor Ramon V. Guico’s administration to have a mass-based health care program, will greatly help the sick and less-fortunate sector of society specifically those from the different municipalities and nearby localities of the 6th district of Pangasinan.
“There is a need to support the plan of the Umingan Community Hospital to provide a more sufficient and higher level of medical and health services to its patients through the construction of a new health facility in the recently acquired lot intended for the purpose,” the resolution partly stated.
In addition, the resolution cited that the project will serve as a great step to further enhance the delivery of health and medical care services to the patients under the catchment area of the said hospital.
(Ruby R. Bernardino/Pangasinan PIO)