LUCENA CITY – This capital city of Quezon province will soon have its own hospital.
On Friday, officials led by Sen. Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go and Quezon 2nd District Rep. David Suarez led the groundbreaking rites for the Lucena City General Hospital located on a three-hectare lot in Barangay Mayao Parada.
The 150-bed capacity medical facility will be built with a total fund of PHP140 million allocated under the national budget.
The project is a brainchild of Rep. Suarez aimed at decongesting the provincial government-run Quezon Medical Center here, which currently caters to 70 percent of Lucena patients.
Quezon Gov. Danilo Suarez donated the land on which the hospital is to be built.
The provincial chief executive also graced the groundbreaking ceremony along with Vice Governor Sam Nantes and Lucena Mayor Roderick Alcala.
Rep. Suarez, in his message, said the health of his fellow Quezonians must not be compromised and it is high time that the longtime dream of Mayor Alcala be realized – that of Lucena City having its own general hospital.
Go, meanwhile, assured the people of the city and the rest of Quezon province of his support in any project, particularly those promoting public health.
Rep. Suarez thanked the city government for its cohesive support for the realization of this project even as he stressed on the need to make it sustainable once completed. (PNA)