Bangued, Abra. The yet-to-be opened newly constructed Abra Provincial Hospital (APH) took another turn when the water supply was tested positive of E-Coli strain. This despite the claim of the Provincial Government that, the water supply system (which takes water from the Abra River) is a state-of-the-art.
E-coli is highly contagious and could be deadly to children. Symptoms include Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Fever and fatigue.
According to sources who spoke on conditions on anonymity, the provincial government has been working frantically to open the hospital in April, just before the 2013 local elections. But Health authorities delivered the bad news just this week. It is unclear when the hospital open.
Meanwhile, some pictures inside the hospital was posted on one of the FaceBook group (check out Abra Elections 2013), obviously in response to abrenian.com’s article. The pictures, which we don’t have permission to post , shows some partial items still in plastic wraps somehow trying to justify Governor Bersamin’s claim that he only wanted new equipment in the hospital.
Abrenians here and abroad has criticized the new hospital due to poor construction, despite being built for more that P200M. The damage that was cause by rains has yet to be fixed. (abrenian.com)