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Pinedas lead inauguration of hospital building

Pampanga Governor Dennis Pineda and Vice Governor Lilia Pineda and officials of the Department of Health led the inauguration of the newly renovated main building of the Diosdado P. Macapagal Memorial Hospital (DPMMH).

The main building now houses the operating room and delivery room complex, emergency room, tertiary laboratory, 2D-echo, as well as X-ray and ultrasound rooms, according to Dr. Fleur Zapanta, DPMMH chief of hospital.

It also houses the pharmacy, cashier, admitting section, hospital information system management office, chapel and air-conditioned rooms for post-operations patients, Zapanta added.

In another building, she said the DPMMH operates the provincial government’s molecular laboratory that conducts Covid-19 tests.

For two years, the DPMMH functioned as the provincial government’s first center that handled hundreds of patients with mild to moderate symptoms of the coronavirus.

Pineda opened four more isolation, quarantine and treatment facilities in New Clark City, Mexico and Lubao towns, Romana Pangan District Hospital (RPDH), and selected hotels.

The DPMMH will soon open its own dialysis center, the governor announced.

The Anak Kalusugan party-list funded the building while the DPWH constructed it. Pagcor gave funds for the purchase of 20 dialysis machines at the DPMMH and a CT-Scan at the RPDH, officials said.