Construction of DOH-funded Lidlidda infirmary hospital in Ilocos gets the green light

Construction of DOH-funded Lidlidda infirmary hospital in Ilocos gets the green light

MANILA — Construction of the Department of Health-Ilocos Region-funded infirmary hospital in the town of Lidlidda, Ilocos Sur is set to begin in the next few days following the groundbreaking ceremony last Tuesday (28 Feb 2023) a ranking health official said.
Location of the infirmary hospital is in Poblacion Norte in the town of Lidlidda, a fifth-class local government unit (LGU) belonging to the Second Congressional district of the province of Ilocos Sur.
Regional Director Paula Sydiongco said construction of said health facility will commence very soon as the local government unit of Lidlidda is one of the recipients of the 2023 funding for capital outlay.

“Through the Health Facility Enhancement Program (HFEP), we are currently constructing primary care facilities, including infirmaries, in priority areas in the region which will be the foundation for the national healthcare provider network or referral system,” Sydiongco said.

The infirmary hospital is envisioned to have an out-patient-department, 24/4 emergency consultation, fully functional birthing and maternal section, hospital admission and ward, laboratory primary clinical laboratory, pharmacy, and dispensary.

The construction of the infirmary will be funded by the 2023 general appropriations act with a budget of ₱7M for infrastructure and ₱5M for medical equipment.
The Lidlidda LGU will also provide a ₱10M budget as part of their share for the construction of the health facility.
“I am confident that this facility, once completed and functional, shall become a model health service provider and a benchmark for the implementation of universal health care in Ilocos Sur,” Sydiongco added.

“Nagpapasalamat ako sa lokal na pamahalaan ng Lidlidda sa pangunguna ni Mayor Atty. Sherwin P. Tomas, dahil prayoridad ninyo ang kalusugan ng inyong mga constituents. Napakaimportante na madama ng tao ang pagaalaga sa kanilang kalusugan, especially yung mga nasa malalayong barangay.”

“Let us continue working to achieve an even more health-related milestone as we move closer to achieving our vision of a Healthy Pilipinas,” Sydiongco concluded.
(Amado Inigo/MTVN)

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