Pampanga’s OFW Hospital Is Perhaps The Most Impactful Construction Project of 2020
Perhaps one of the most impactful construction projects of 2020, Pampanga’s OFW Hospital and Diagnostic Center celebrated the signing of the usufruct agreement on November 20, bringing it one step closer to actualization. This hospital, which will be dedicated to OFWs and their families, is the first of its kind and is expected to be completed in December 2021.
Located in San Fernando, Pampanga, the project is designed by Archion Architects, the leading architectural firms for medical facilities and constructed by Thaison Builder & Developer Inc, one of the premier hospital contractor in the country, while Bloomberry Cultural Foundations Inc. will fund the project and the 2 Hectare lot is donated by the province of Pampanga.
The hospital will occupy 2,500 square meters within the Pampanga Engineering Office Compound. The five-storey, 100-bed hospital will be equipped with the latest technology and facilities, such as operating rooms, dialysis center, cancer center, and an MRI.
In his speech spokesperson Harry Roque said “WHO had identified that Philippines in time of COVID has total 52,000 deficit of hospital beds to ensure the Health and safety of all Filipinos”
This project is being closely monitored by PRRD himself and wants completion the soonest time.
The First of Its Kind
Pampanga’s OFW Hospital and Diagnostic Center will be the first of its kind to service the country’s modern heroes and their dependents. OFWs have been crucial to the Philippine economy, particularly during the current recession.
Healthcare in most countries can be expensive, which is why the hospital will provide OFWs and their families with free healthcare whenever they come home.
This includes regular checkups and use of the hospital’s many clinical services and facilities.
Built During a Pandemic
The commencement of the OFW hospital comes at a crucial time as the country grapples with an ongoing pandemic, which has shown us the need to expand the country’s hospital network inside and outside the metro.
Thaison (TBDI), has constructed many hospitals and medical facilities in the Philippines, many of which are located in the province where they are most in need. TBDI also specializes in indoor air ventilation systems, which minimize the spread of airborne diseases and improve the quality of air for patients.
Not only is the Philippine construction project beneficial to OFWs and their families, it will also benefit the entire province of Pampanga by providing jobs and livelihoods during these uncertain times.
Constructing a hospital during a pandemic is a symbolic undertaking, one that showcases the strength and resilience of Filipinos against all odds.
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