MORE healthcare facilities will rise in Navotas City to address the medical needs of residents, Mayor John Rey Tiangco vowed on Wednesday as the Navotas City Hospital (NCH) marked its second anniversary.
Tiangco said the NCH will have an additional building that will house 50 more beds. This will bring the hospital’s total bed capacity to 100.
The NCH recently inaugurated its hemodialysis unit that could serve 10-15 patients every day.
The new building will have an orthopedic section, a rehabilitation therapy center, an ear-nose-throat clinic, and other services.
“The rise in the number of admissions for the past two years reflected the need of our constituents for more medical and health services. We intend to address this need and secure the health of every Navoteño,” the mayor said.
Records from July to December 2015 and July to December 2016 showed that admissions in the hospital increased by 80 percent.
Tiangco said the city will soon have a medical and wellness center that will replace the current Navotas Emergency and Lying-in Clinic.
The center will offer services that include mammogram, rehabilitation, drug testing, x-ray, laboratory, ECG, 2D echo and animal bite treatment.