TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The Department of Public Works and Highways – Lower Kalinga District Engineering Office (DPWH-LKDEO) completed the construction of the P77.2 million Kalinga Provincial Hospital (KPH) operating and delivery room complex to help accelerate the delivery of quality health services to the people from the different parts of the province and neighboring communities around the province.
DPWH-LKDEO officer-in-charge Engr. Ruby Uyam disclosed that the KPH operating and delivery room was provided a P72.2 million budget that was included in the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2019 where the project was implemented in the same year and completed last April 2021.
At present, the KPH is classified as a secondary hospital and the largest in the province. It operates with a 100-bed capacity and has 4 departments with basic services and laboratory.
Uyam claimed that as part of the present administration’s build, build, build program, the operating and delivery room complex is expected to accommodate some 44 hospital beds.
She asserted that the operation of the operating and delivery room complex is expected to accelerate the quality of health care for the people of the province by enhancing the health facilities of the said hospital.
According to her, the Corona Virus Disease (COVID) 2019 pandemic had such a significant impact on all of the people in the different parts of the global village and projects in the infrastructure sector have been delayed due to the implementation of the stringent guidelines crafted by the inter-agency task force for the management of emerging infectious diseases but the agency was able to proceed with the inauguration of the KPH operating and delivery room complex.
Uyam recognized the efforts of the contractor, and its laborers tireless efforts as well as the project engineer, materials engineer, resident engineers, project facilitators, as well as other DPWH-LKDEO employees who have contributed their time, talent, and efforts to make the said projects a reality.
The DPWH-LKDEO official asserted that with the successful completion of the KPH operating and delivery room, people can now declare that they have triumphed and conquered.
Uyam underscored that infrastructure is one of the present administration’s key goals, with public spending on infrastructure projects expected to exceed P8 to P9 trillion between 2017 and 2022.
Under the government’s build, build, build program, the same is composed of high impact development projects that aim to boost the productive capacity of the country’s economy, generate employment, raise incomes, and improve the investment climate, all of which will translate to long-term equitable growth.
Witnessing the inauguration of the KPH operating and delivery room complex were Rep. Allen Jesse C. Mangaoang, Gov. Ferdinand Tubban, DFPWH-CAR regional director Khadaffy Tangol and other public works and provincial officials aside from KPH officers and employees.