Congress approves bill for Bacolod general hospital


BACOLOD CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines — The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading the house bill establishing a general hospital in Bacolod.

The hospital, according to HB 6731 authored by Bacolod Cong. Greg Gasataya, will be known as the Bacolod City General Hospital, the Facebook page of the congressman said.

PARA sa BACOLODNON!!!❤️🙏The House of Representatives approved on 3rd and Final Reading House Bill 6731, establishing a…

Posted by Greg Gasataya on Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Under the guidelines of the Department of Health, a tertiary general hospital offers services such as Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emergency Services, Outpatient Services, and Ancilliary and Support Services such as clinical laboratory, imaging facility, and pharmacy.

Along with these, facilities such as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit, Ambulatory Surgical Clinic, Dialysis Clinic, Tertiary Clinical Lab with Histopathology, a Blood Bank, and 3rd Level X-Ray may also be included.

Under the bill, the city of Bacolod will provide for the hospital’s establishment, operation, and maintenance.


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