P70-M cancer center to rise in Cagayan Valley

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TUGUEGARAO CITY: A P70-million Cancer Center is set to be constructed as a separate unit within the Cagayan Valley Medical Center (CVMC).

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Dr. Eduardo Badua, CVMC chief of medical professionals, said the establishment of the center was brought about by the “increasing number of cancer cases” referred to the CVMC.

“That is why the hospital needs to have a separate unit which will also serve as end referral of cancer patients in the Cagayan Valley region and nearby provinces,” Badua said.

Badua also said the cancer center will make the CVMC as end referral of “severe medical cases” except for heart operations such as heart surgery, transplant and other major heart operation.

In a similar development, another P80-million four- story building will also be constructed to increase the bed capacity of the CVMC from 500 to 850.

Badua said the construction of both projects with budget allotted by the Department of Health is expected to start within the first half of the year.

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