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Better health services seen with opening of Abra’s new provincial hospital

 Written by Liza T. Agoot / Correspondent
BANGUED, Abra—In support of the government’s health agenda called “Kalusugan Pangkalahatan,” Abra’s new provincial hospital finally opened its doors to the public.

Aiming to improve access to quality health-care services in hospitals and other health facilities by the poor and marginalized sectors in the community, the hospital is located at Barangay Calaba in the capital town of Bangued adjacent to the old hospital.

The new provincial hospital is a two-story structure with a floor area of 5,498 square meters and a 170-bed capacity, an improvement from the existing hospital. Aside from new equipment, the new hospital will also receive state-of-the-art CT scan, digital x-ray, x-ray machine and a C-arm.

The construction of the new hospital is funded by a P180-million loan obtained from the LandBank to cover the infrastructure, auxiliary system, taxes and allowable mark.  The construction was commenced in February 2010 and completed in 14 months.

Aside from the loan, an additional P20 million was appropriated to cover the completion of the civil works  which includes the cementing of the parking lot and access roads, the strengthening of the retaining wall, and the land escape.

To assure continuous service and provision for potable water, the additional amount was able to add up for the installation of a high-tech ultra-filtration water system and a 500-KVA generator including a sewerage-treatment plant, compliant with the waste-management law.

With its soft opening and pending the acquisition of new equipment, the new hospital temporarily serves as extension of the old hospital, housing the private rooms and the wards.

With the support of Abrenian expatriates under the adopt-a-room project initiated by Abra First Lady Ruby Bersamin, each private room has a television set, a refrigerator, and an air-conditioning unit.

Re-elected Gov. Eustaquio Bersamin said the new hospital is in support of the “Aquino Administration’s Health Agenda,” also called “Kalusugan Pangkalahatan” in partnership with the Department of Health to improve access to quality health-care services in hospitals and other health facilities for the poor and marginalized sectors in the community.

The Department of Health approved a grant in the form of brand-new medical equipment for the hospital.


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18 thoughts on “Better health services seen with opening of Abra’s new provincial hospital

  1. Good news a ngarud dayta, la inkayo isibbon dakayo nga agdaig, ginaddil, masikog, napaltoogan, nasaksak, ken adda brenda na (adu daytoy ditoy Abra), ken daguiti pakkang ken sallakong adda namnama yon babaen iti daytoy baro nga ospital.

    Posted by Bodong | May 22, 2013, 3:07 pm
  2. Thanks governor for your concern for the general Heath of the Abrenians. Hopefully continuation of good roads, bridges, n other public services will follow. Hopefully too, other elected officials will work with you to innetiate innovatve projects to uplift the quality of life, especially for people in the hinterlands. May God bless us.

    Posted by Tagamasid | May 22, 2013, 3:46 pm
    • Tagamasid, mayat dayta kunam nga kalsada ken rangtay no haan na pakontrata iti daytay kontratista nga naluklukneng pay ngem dinamili a daga tay maikabil nga semento na, addan sa nabuyak a kasjay iti Youtube a naaramid dita Abra. Bari-bari kayo kayo. he, he, he,

      Posted by Bodong | May 22, 2013, 7:48 pm
  3. Thank you Governor Bersamin and Abra taxpayers for the new hospital. I hope this hospital will serve all sick Abra citizens not only for the “few” (palakasan) and the rich people.

    Posted by Genti | May 22, 2013, 8:34 pm
    • Nia met ti ibagbagam itneg? Utang kunam ah. With the tune of 210M.

      Posted by Totoy Bibo | May 24, 2013, 2:00 am
      • Adda gayam Totoy Bobo ay Bibo gayam nga saan nga makaka-awat. Uray no utang, saan ketdin nga ti pagbayad ket dagitay buis met laeng? Paggapuan ti IRA? Paggapuan ti pundo ti probinsiya? Sungbatan man dagitay nalimpiyo ti utekna nga Itneg ken Iloko?

        Posted by Genti | May 25, 2013, 12:48 pm
        • OGAG ka nga talaga itneg. Ti IRA ti probinsya ket saan pangbayad ti utang. Mono!

          Posted by Totoy Bibo | May 27, 2013, 3:47 pm
  4. pa contrata u latta ken dmjs ni sylvia nga mangkakarem…. ta agringat cgod uray ket napaspas met diay para ispolto da….

    Posted by obbog lumber | May 22, 2013, 8:48 pm
  5. sino aya gamin ni sylvia nga ibagbaga yo? Pasensiya kayon ta aanak gamin apo nga updated kin saan ko amamo dagita a tao?introduce yo man mit koma tapno adda mit ideak nu sino ita a tao. Agyamanak apo.

    Posted by AGKOKOTEL | May 23, 2013, 2:39 am
    • Saandaka nga sungbatan da Totoy Bobo ay Bibo, ta kabutengna ti anniniwanna, To: Totoy Bobo ay Bibo gayam, “Lack of knowledge is hazardous to your health”.

      Posted by Genti | May 25, 2013, 12:52 pm
      • Itneg, Puro ka sao nga awan kaipapanan na. Baka sika adda buteng na? A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Not surprised. Your brain is already intoxicated with shallow draughts. Worst bulsa-amin indoctrination. Maymaysa turong nunut yo.

        Posted by Totoy Bibo | May 27, 2013, 4:12 pm
  6. ta la malablabid yo, nagawat kay met la ti kwarta di eleksyon, kitkitaen yo ta gargaraw yo, palpaliiwen kayo, ammok no sinno kayo! hak-fo!!!!

    Posted by BOBBY MILLARE | May 23, 2013, 10:06 pm
  7. True! The new hospital has been opened for a while but ONLY for out-patient.

    Posted by Totoy Bibo | May 24, 2013, 1:58 am
  8. @Totoy Biro, how many years has it been like this….OUT_PATIENT ONLY?

    Posted by comli2013 | May 26, 2013, 10:52 am
    • Talaga nga bobo ka met Totoy Biro. Saan mo nga maawatan no apay nga saan nga in full swing pay la deta hospital.. Masapul nga inka diay Dept. of Health tapno i eksplikar da kenka tanga!

      Posted by Ringnoster | May 27, 2013, 7:34 am
    • Ka op-open na laeng before election COT. Pampapogi points. Agbuteng da nga e full blash ta marpuog manen. Maysa pay nga problema ket diay dati a hospital. Saan da kano nga isara. Not sure no ania ti rason or if this is true or not.

      Posted by Totoy Bibo | May 27, 2013, 3:52 pm
  9. Saan da nga iserra kano diay daan nga APH gamin ket donation. No agserra, maisubli iti ng donate. Husto ngata daytoy a damag Apo?

    Posted by Frisky | May 28, 2013, 2:41 am

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