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SPMC constructs a new Medical Ward and Centralized Intensive Care Units

Francis Felix Gregore A. Dullin     |     Published: Tuesday, 30 June 2015

icuProposed medical ward and ICU building.In November 2014, the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) commissioned Riezl Land Care and Construction, a private development contractor, to convert the old gym into a new medical ward and centralized intensive care units. The five-story building has a projected 162-bed capacity equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and a fitness gym. Supervising the Php 128, 880, 842.80 project is Engr, Henry Q. Tancio, head of the Engineering and Maintenance Department.

The old indoor athletic court did not fully serve its purpose, but instead housed the extra patients that could no longer be accommodated in the Emergency Room. Hence, this construction will hopefully address the densely populated medical ward and intensive care units currently located within the main SPMC building. Along with the Legal and resident Commission on Audit (COA) office, a connecting bridge will soon annex this building to the JICA Outpatient building.

The said project, authorized under Republic Act No. 10155, also known as the General Appropriations Act and approved by the Department of Health’s regulatory office, the Bureau of Health Facilities and Services, is estimated to be functional within 720 calendar days from its launching. Presently, it is already 80 percent complete.

icu1Proposed medical ward and ICU building.