Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso on Wednesday, June 24 led the groundbreaking ceremony of the ‘Bagong Ospital ng Maynila.’
The P2.3 billion infrastructure project, under the “Build Build Manila” program, was unveiled during the celebrations to mark the 449th founding anniversary of the City of Manila.
The 10-storey hospital has a total floor area of 29,951 square meters, a capacity of 384 beds with 12 ICU units and 20 private rooms, a three-storey parking building and a helipad.
Domagoso said that under his administration, the local government will consistently invest to provide better tools, equipment and facilities for the city’s healthcare workers.
“No matter how good our healthcare workers are, if they have limited tools na hindi naaayon sa hamon ng panahon, mahihirapan po sila. I won’t mind investing billions for their equipment,” Domagoso said.
“Ito ang muli kong pagtanaw ng utang na loob sa paglilingkod niyo nang maayos at tapat sa ating mga kababayan na manilenyo. Inaalay ko ang building na ito para sa inyo,” he said.
Likewise, Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna-Pangan said this was a historic day for Ospital ng Maynila as she recognized the effectiveness and efficiency of the hospital’s healthcare workers.
“Totoong lumapa po ang Ospital ng Maynila. Bagamat luma na po ang ospital, masasabi ko po na naging successful ang mga nagsipagtapos at naglingkod sa ating ospital,” Lacuna-Pangan said.
“Natutuwa po ako sa araw na ito, masasabi ko pong makasaysayan ito, ‘di lang sa aking buhay, pati sa buhay ng mga batang Maynila,” she said.
The new hospital is part of the Mayor’s 10-year plan to initiate infrastructure projects aimed at reviving the nation’s capital into a “vibrant” and “energetic” city.