Bacolod City – Additional medical services will be offered by the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital (TLJPH) in Silay City, Negros Occidental, after it was classified as a secondary level hospital by the Department of Health, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson said recently.
Lacson said TLJPH will now have licensed ICU (Intensive Care Unit), including neo natal ICU, high risk pregnancy, pulmonary and pedia units, that will benefit more Negrenses.
Negros Occidental 3rd District Rep. Jose Francisco Benitez also authored HB 10463, that aims to increase the bed capacity of TLJPH from 100 to 300 beds, which was already approved by the House of Representatives.
Our next target is level 3, Lacson said.
Once we do that with TLJPH, he said, the next hospitals will be Cadiz District Hospital and Lorenzo Zayco District Hospital in Kabankalan City, he added.
Tertiary Level III hospital refers to a one which has been particularly selected to provide tertiary hospital services, has training programs for doctors and rehabilitation and dialyses units, majority of which are located at the National Capital Region.
Lacson, assisted by Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, Dr. Girlie Pinongan, Hospital Operations Division chief and Dr. Mary Ann Maestral, led the blessing of upgraded TLJPH dialyses center in Silay City.
The dialyses center is now equipped with 15 seats.
Lacson said they will also expand the dialyses centers in Cadiz and Kabankalan government hospitals, as well as the Valladolid District Hospital. (Gilbert Bayoran via The Visayan Daily Star (TVDS), photo courtesy of TVDS)