The Davao City government in partnership with University of the Philippines (UP) is building the Davao City Public Hospital (DCPH) which is targeted to operate in three years and will have around 100 beds.
The hospital, which has secured a total budget of PHP 1.75 billion (USD 32 million), will be built on a 3.2-hectare development site within the UP Mindanao campus in Bago Oshiro.
The DCPH will gradually expand to become a training hospital that will offer Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics-Gynecology, and Surgery. The hospital will also include emergency, outpatient, and laboratory services as well as Respiratory, Intensive Care, Neonatal Intensive Care, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Isolation units.
This project is among the biggest healthcare investments in Mindanao. The DCPH aims to strengthen the medical sector in the region and to decongest the Southern Philippines Medical Center which is the sole public hospital in Davao City to date.
(Source: SunStar Davao)