Three storey military hospital to rise in Quezon Province
MANILA, Philippines — A three-story military hospital building will soon rise in Quezon Province, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said on Thursday.
AFP chief-of-staff Lt. Gen. Bartolome Vicente Bacarro led the groundbreaking ceremony for the new building of Camp General Nakar Station Hospital on Wednesday at the headquarters of the Southern Luzon Command in Lucena, Quezon.
The building will have a 25-bed capacity with full complement and capability of a Level 1 hospital that can provide in-patient, out-patient, emergency, and ancillary services.
“Our job as soldiers entails great perils and risks to our lives, especially for our operating troops who confront armed threat groups to protect the communities here in Southern Tagalog,” Bacarro said in his speech.
“Thus, it is imperative that they be given top-notch medical and health services for them to maintain ‘fit bodies and sound minds’ and receive the best immediate medical treatment should their lives be put on the line in the performance of their duties,” he added. —Lyka Farillon, Inquirer.net Intern