By Glen S. Ramos
MANILA — The Department of Health (DOH)-CalaBaRZon (Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Batangas, Quezon) and the City Government of Bacoor on Saturday lowered the ceremonial time capsule, officially signaling the start of construction of a new building for the Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital located in Bacoor, Cavite.
According to Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo, the new building will further provide new facilities that will increase health care services to its clients.
The four-story building with roof deck has a budget of P200M from the DOH Health Facility Enhancement Fund (HFEP).
HFEP is a government program that assists public health facilities in improving their facilities by providing them better equipment and infrastructure to be able to give quality health care service to the community.
Janairo also expressed gratitude for the continuous support of the local government of Bacoor particularly 2nd District Representative Strike B. Revilla and City Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla for their selfless commitment to the development and growth of STRH.
The groundbreaking ceremony coincided with the second year Foundation Anniversary of STRH, which was established on February 20, 2019, by virtue of Republic Act 11233 signed by President Rodrigo R. Duterte.
The Southern Tagalog Regional Hospital is one of the two apex hospitals of DOH-CALABARZON. It was formerly known as the Bacoor District Hospital. (AI/MTVN)