DOH gives ZCMC 200 new beds PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 October 2013 11:21

The Department of Health (DOH) has provided 200 new hospital beds worth P6.2 million to the government-run Zamboanga City Medical Center (ZCMC), which has just resumed operation on Tuesday.

The ZCMC was closed due to the standoff that started last September 9 when hundreds of Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) rebels have infiltrated this city.

ZCMC Chief of Hospital Dr. Romeo Ong said the new hospital beds have arrived last Sunday from DOH-central office.

Ong said each of the new beds cost P31,000 or a total of P6.2 million for 200 beds.

“The new beds were given to us by Health Secretary Enrique Ona,” Ong added.

He said the new hospital beds will be distributed to the different departments of ZCMC.

He said the arrival of the new beds would boost the services of the hospital to the public.

The ZCMC, which was elevated last August to a 500-bed capacity, is serving not only the people of this city but to include those from the nearby provinces and the Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi (BaSulTa) areas which are part of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).