Navotas’ first hospital ever to open in early 2014, says mayor
More News from Nathaniel R. Melican
MANILA, Philippines — The first hospital in Navotas City is on track to open early 2014.
In an interview, Navotas Mayor John Rey Tiangco confirmed that the hospital, to be operated by the city government, could be completed late this year and opened to the public next year.
The city government has allocated P225 million for building the hospital, the first medical facility to be built in the small coastal city.
Tiangco said the funds for the construction came in 2011 after the city government auctioned off a number of abandoned power barges docked at the Navotas fish port, after its owner failed to pay tax arrears to the city government.
“The hospital will have a capacity of 50 beds and of course, it will serve primarily our 250,000 residents,” he said.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94