Tacloban City Hospital bats for 2nd level accreditation
TACLOBAN CITY – The Tacloban City Hospital (TCH) is aiming for second level accreditation; this after the City Government through Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez secured funding from the Department of Health (DOH) for the construction of a new building that will increase its total bed capacity – a requirement for the upgrading of government medical facilities.
A Level 1 hospital, TCH is operated by the City Government and has an approved bed capacity of 25 with two stations, private rooms and isolation wards for male and female patients.
The proposed building worth 15 million pesos will have a ward with a bed capacity of 30 bed; construction of which will commence once the fund is downloaded to the local government. Additional 4 Million pesos will also be given by the health agency for medical equipment.
TCH is now conducting Total Knee Replacement Procedure–the first Hospital in the region to perform this delicate orthopedic process; this is aside from the Corneal Replacement and other eye surgeries the health facility has started offering this year.
Basic services being offered by the hospital include Anti-rabies Vaccination every Monday and Thursday, Nebulization Services and New Born Screenings. It is also giving an incentive of 1,500 pesos to those giving birth at the hospital provided they availed of its prenatal services.
As part of the Point of Care Program of Philhealth, Taclobanons who avail of medical services at the City Hospital that don’t have Philhealth coverage will be automatically enrolled for one year courtesy of the City Government
The improvement of City owned Health facilities is also foremost among the concerns of Mayor Romualdez as plans are also underway to create more rooms at Health Office to accommodate its growing clientele. – HENRY JAMES G. ROCA/CIO