Taguig builds more medical facilities

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Taguig City has expanded the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital (TPDH) with the addition of a new building to meet the growing medical needs of local residents, especially women and children.

Taguig Mayor Lino Edgardo Cayetano said the hospital’s five-story expansion building will focus on women’s and children’s health, including chemotherapy and breast clinics, as well as a center home for social hygiene.

The new building was constructed despite the COVID-19 pandemic with a view to increasing the hospital’s bed capacity and other facilities such as laboratories, isolation wards and other medical services and assistance.

Cayetano said the city government “will continue to launch pioneering initiatives that will prioritize the health of every Taguigeño.”

Meanwhile, the city’s second LGU-owned hospital, Taguig General Hospital, is also expected to be completed soon.

Last month, the local government also opened its new health center in Barangay Lower Bicutan.

The facility, equipped with air conditioning units, water supply, power supply and generators, will provide residents with easier access to the city’s health-focused initiatives and programs.

Cayetano said that the Bas Bicutan health center will have different rooms designed for the different medical services such as consultation rooms, treatment rooms, prenatal and family planning rooms, breastfeeding rooms, animal bite.

He said an on-call doctor’s office will also operate 24/7 to assist citizens with health issues and inquiries at any time of the day.

In addition to ongoing COVID-19 initiatives, the local government continues to strive to provide quality and accessible health services, including TB-Dots, free door-to-door medicine delivery by Barangay Health (BHW), and many others.

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