CITY OF MALOLOS – Continuous improvement and modernization of government hospitals in the province, particularly the Bulacan Medical Center (BMC), remains a priority of the Provincial Government of Bulacan as it opened the hospital’s newly-renovated OB Department that will provide better quality health care for Bulakenyos.
Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado and Vice Gov. Daniel R. Fernando led the ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly renovated building that will house the Maternity Ward, Emergency Room, Delivery Room and Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit of the provincial hospital.
“Unti-unti na nating nakikita ang pagbabago at pag-unlad ng mga pasilidad ng ating provincial hospital at hindi po tayo titigil na bigyang pansin ang kalusugan ng ating mga kababayan. Sa mga susunod na taon, unti-unti na ring makikita ang pagbabago mula sa pagsasaayos ng mga districts hospital sa lalawigan,” Alvarado said.
The governor also said that the provincial hospital is continuously upgrading its dialysis center that will soon receive 30 dialysis machines from the Department of Health and another 40 machines from a project under Public-Private Partnership.
He also said that surgical rooms of BMC are now on the process of upgrading and extension to cater more Bulakenyos who needed intensive medical attention.
“There is no need for Bulakenyo patients to go to private hospitals like St. Luke’s Hospital and others since the medical services that they need are already here at the BMC,” Alvarado added.
After the inauguration, Alvarado and Fernando made an inspection to guarantee if patients are enrolled in the “Point of Care” program of the Philippine Health Insurance or PhilHealth, wherein patients can avail free hospitalization and medicines as provided by the policy initiated by the government’s public health care insurance program.
The governor also vowed to continuously implement improvements in BMC and other district hospitals through construction and expansion of necessary facilities, hiring of additional personnel and procurement of modern equipment to alleviate the plight of patients who seek medical attention.