TACLOBAN CITY- The region’s biggest public hospital, the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center (EVRMC), is in need of hundreds of doctors as it continues to grapple the increasing number of patients.
Dr. John Edward Coloma, officer-in-charge of the EVRMC, said that with their growing number of patients and as they are set to transfer to their new buildings in Barangay Cabalawan, they will be needing more doctors.
EVRMC is a 500-bed capacity level III hospital and serves more than 700 patients, Coloma said.
For them to address the health needs of their patients, EVRMC is in need of 170 new doctors.
Coloma added that they also recruited specialists from other cities like Manila and Davao to help in enhancing training program for doctor residency.
“They are not the government type of specialists but private specialists who will help us enhance our training program. We need to really stabilize the training program of EVRMC,” Coloma said.
The training program will include not only doctors who are working in government-run hospitals but also those who are working in private hospitals to ensure that specialists will work at the EVRMC to improve their residency program.