TACLOBAN CITY- More patients could now be accommodated at the Samar Provincial Hospital (SPH) in Catbalogan City.
This after the construction of the annex building that targets to accommodate about 220 patients started on Feb.11.
This was announced by Samar Governor Sharee Ann Tan who in previous interviews said that improving the delivery of health services at the SPH is one of her priority programs.
At present, SPH could accommodate at least 100 patients but with the eventual operation of its annex building, it could now accommodate more than 300 patients.
The annex building of the SPH could accommodate at least 220 patients, doubling its current capacity.
Tan, who is to bow out as governor of the province June of this year, has made health service as one of her administration’s cornerstones.
With an increased bed capacity of the SPH, patients from the province would no longer need to go to hospitals in Tacloban City, like the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC).
Tan described the groundbreaking of the SPH-Annex as ‘historic.’
Aside from the annex building, a new outpatient building was also opened and part of the services being offered in this facility is the ‘Malasakit Center’ a one-stop shop wherein patients, especially the economically deprived, could immediately availed all their needed medical assistance to include access to medicines.
SPH, which is under the supervision of Dr. Katherine Faith Tabuan, has been undergoing improvements under the administration of Gov. Tan. (JOEY A. GABIETA)