The Clark Development Corporation (CDC) is considering Clark Freeport as the future site of the regional hospitals of the Philippine Heart Center and the National Kidney Center.
According to a memorandum issued on Monday, CDC president and CEO Agnes Devanadera said the CDC board, headed by its chairman Edgardo Pamintuan, approved the plan of making the freeport a site for the two specialty hospitals.
The state-owned CDC identified the expanse of lower Pulang Lupa with 18.68 hectares of land and the former Savencia area with 5.72 hectares as possible locations for the two health facilities.
Devanadera said CDC had its initial talks with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) for the possible funding of the project.
“CDC has initially coordinated the possible funding of the project with PAGCOR, through its chairman and CEO Alejandro Tengco and its president and COO (chief operating officer) Atty. Juanito L. Sañosa, Jr.,” she said.
“We are likewise looking into having the original design of the two specialty hospitals implemented in Clark, coordinating with the architect and planner of the said buildings,” she said in a statement.
The CDC said the project is in support of the national government and the Department of Health’s Philippine Health Facility Development Plan.
This program is also consistent with the pronouncement of the current administration’s goal of establishing more specialty hospitals in the country.
Under the PHFDP, specialty medical centers on neonatal, heart, lung, kidney, and cancer will be prioritized.