PANDI, Bulacan-Local officials embrace the “New Pandieños,” the relocated former Metro Manila informal settlers (IFS) including Kalipunan ng Damayang Mahihirap (Kadamay) as primary beneficiaries of the town’s first public hospital that was inaugurated yesterday.
Mayor Enrico Roque said the hospital is intended for all residents of Pandi but the legal IFS recipients of government housing projects in Residence 3 including the Kadamay are mostly the one in need of medical help and services.
The hospital can cater to more than 20,000 relocated IFS including Kadamay in ten government housing sites in six barangays.
Along with Vice Mayor Lui Sebastian and other local officials, the Pandi Infirmary Hospital was built in the IFS housing site in Residence 3 in Barangay Mapulang Lupa.
Sebastian said the project signifies the warm embrace and care native Pandieños give to the “new Pandieños”.
The P6-million worth 25-bed capacity first public hospital operates 24-hour that can treat emergency cases, has birthing room, out patient, medicine supply among others.
Constructed in November, municipal health officer Dra. Maricel Atal said the hospital is allotted P6-million budget a year for its operation.
Separate budget is allotted for medicine and other supplies, she said.
The Bulacan Provincial Government is also constructing Pandi District Hospital in Barangay Bunsuran..
Pandi is already zero COVID-19 case since last month, Atal added.