Lobregat dialogues with ZCMC officials PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 28 August 2016 14:35


District 1 Congressman Celso Lobregat conducted a dialogue with Zamboanga City Medical Center officials  Friday afternoon.

The dialogue was held in preparation for the 2017 budget deliberation of the Department of Health (DOH) which is scheduled on September 6.

“We were discussing the projects and figures so when I talk to the regional director and Secretary of Health tiene yo base,” Lobregat said in an interview.

Lobregat is willing to help as he is also the vice chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation.

“Maskin hende health el cosa ta manda depende cumigo pero quiere yo estudya con este para puede yo ayuda,” Lobregat said.

ZCMC chief of hospital Dr. Romeo Ong also presented to the congressman during the dialogue the situation of the hospital to include its several infrastructure projects.

It came out during the presentation that ZCMC only have 196 doctors and 361 nurses. From January to December 2015 they served 108,746 for the outpatient department which is 411 a day.

Projects of the hospital includes construction of the outpatient department building, renovation of the cancer center, emergency and critical care center, and central block which is a 5-storey tower 1.

ZCMC is a 500 bed capacity hospital and a teaching and training hospital authorized by the DOH.

The hospital is one of DOH regional office 9’s retained hospitals. Others are Mindanao Central Sanitarium, Labuan Hospital,  Basilan General Hospital,  Dr. Jose Rizal Memorial Hospital, Margosatubig Regional Hospital and Sulu Sanitarium.

Meanwhile, also discussed during the dialogue was how to remove the negative perception that public hospitals to include ZCMC do not immediately attend to their patients.

“The most important thing is we have to work together to improve the service not only the perception because you cannot change perception if you have a problem in the service itself,” Lobregat stressed.

Ong assured that they are looking into it especially the complaints of the patients and to include training their personnel when it comes to communication skills as they deal with different types of people everyday. — R.G. A A. Go