President Duterte leads the inauguration of P1B-worth PSG Hospital

Thu| 11.11.2021 | 3:30 PM

President Duterte leads the inauguration of P1B-worth PSG HospitalThe P1 billion-worth 51-bed capacity Presidential Security Group (PSG) Station Hospital in Malacañang Park, Manila was officially inaugurated by President Rodrigo Duterte on November 10, 2021. The hospital was fully funded by Melco Resorts Philippines Foundation.

President Duterte leads the inauguration of P1B-worth PSG HospitalPAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo graced the inauguration of the new PSG Station Hospital in Malacañang Park. The state-run gaming firm committed P89.24 million for the procurement of various medical equipment and supplies for the hospital.

President Duterte leads the inauguration of P1B-worth PSG Hospital(From left) Senator Christopher Lawrence Go, DOH Secretary Francisco Duque III, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, President Rodrigo Duterte, PSG Commander Col. Randolph Cabangbang, MRP Foundation Vice President Armin Raquel Santos and PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea Domingo attended the inauguration of the PSG Station Hospital.

A P1 billion-worth state-of-the-art hospital for the Presidential Security Group (PSG) in Malacañang Park, Manila was officially inaugurated by President Rodrigo Duterte on November 10, 2021.

A project of the Department of National Defense and PSG, this endeavor has been supported by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) and was conceptualized and fully funded by Melco Resorts (Philippines) Foundation Corporation (MRP Foundation), the charitable arm of City of Dreams Manila (a casino licensee of PAGCOR).

Melco Foundation spent P1.185 billion for the construction of the 51-bed PSG hospital. This amount includes the P935 million construction cost with P70 million worth of Hyperbaric Chamber and other medical and non-medical equipment amounting to P250 million.

President Rodrigo Duterte, in his speech, said he was pleased to join the PSG and fellow workers in the government for the inauguration of the hospital.

“Ang ospital na ito ay talagang gwapo. It’s the most beautiful that I’ve ever seen in my life. I’ve been operated on different hospitals in the span of my life, ito ang pinaka-maganda. Truly, this is a proud day for all of us. I congratulate the PSG officials for the success of this project,” he said.

The President likewise commended the partners of PSG for working hard to make the project a reality. “The construction of this facility is admirable especially with the challenges of the pandemic. It is also a testament to the administration’s commitment to provide quality medical services to our troupes. This will greatly benefit the PSG, their family and other stakeholders,” Duterte said.

Meanwhile, PAGCOR Chairman and CEO Andrea D. Domingo said the agency for its part, committed P89.24 million for the procurement of various medical equipment and supplies for the PSG Hospital.

“I wish to thank Melco Foundation for this invaluable contribution that will help address the healthcare needs of the brave men and women of the PSG team,” she said.

The PAGCOR chief added that the state-gaming firm and its licensed casinos have been working together to contribute significantly to nation-building. The agency requires its licensees to establish Foundations that will undertake various projects approved by PAGCOR. Among them is the construction of hospitals in line with the government's measures to improve the country's healthcare system.

“Our country needs a better healthcare system for the Filipinos. Hence, we enjoined our casino licensees -- through their Foundations -- to prioritize putting up medical facilities that will cater to various sectors of society,” Domingo shared.

Domingo also cited that three more hospitals are underway because of the commitment of PAGCOR's integrated resort casino licensees. These include the OFW Hospital in San Fernando, Pampanga and the first local hospital in San Andres, Quezon. Both health facilities are being funded by the Bloomberry Cultural Foundation, Inc., an entity established by the operator of Solaire Resort and Casino. Also, a modern medical center for police officers and their families will soon rise at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City through the P500 million commitment of the Resorts World Philippines Cultural Heritage Foundation.

“We are beyond grateful that our licensees eagerly support our noble goal of helping the government uplift the quality of healthcare services for our countrymen,” Domingo expressed.

During the inauguration of the PSG Hospital, MRP Foundation Vice President Armin Raquel Santos said they are very proud to build a state-of-the-art medical facility that is at par with other hospitals in the country.

“The PSG Station Hospital was built to the most exacting standards by the country’s top architects, engineers and project managers. The construction of this facility is also a tribute to the noble men and women of PSG, and we thank the President, Department of Health, PAGCOR, and PSG for their unwavering support to realize this project and for allowing us to contribute to this worthy cause,” he said.

The PSG Station Hospital features Admitting Area, Emergency Room, Imaging Services, Laboratory Services, Dental Dispensary, Pharmacy, Neuro Psychiatry, Physical Rehab, Outpatient Department, Cafeteria and Prayer Room in the first floor.

The second floor, meanwhile has the operating rooms, delivery room, central sterile station, neonatal ICU, intensive care unit, isolation rooms, private patient rooms, four-bed wards, six-bed wards, Presidential Suite, and administrative offices.

The station hospital also has expanded infrastructure and service capabilities needed to support eligible medical specialists and licensed physicians rendering specialized services.

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