PORAC, Pampanga – The major rehabilitation of the Porac District Hospital has started and will be finished within six months, Mayor Condralito “Carling” De La Cruz said Monday.
De La Cruz said Sen. Manuel “Lito” Lapid and the Department of Health (DOH) gave a total of P38 million for the repair work at the district hospital in Barangay Cangatba. At least P25 million will come from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of Lapid, a former governor and native of Porac.
“We really appreciate the continuous support of Senator Lapid to Porac,” said the first-term mayor.
De La Cruz said the new facility will be a two-storey, 50-bed capacity hospital.
De La Cruz and Vice Dexter David thanked Gov. Lilia Pineda for helping them realize the rehabilitation of the district hospital.
“It’s Governor Pineda who helped me work out the funds for the hospital,” said De La Cruz.
For his part, David said the “bigger and better Porac hospital” will serve more people.
“That’s a noble gesture from Senator Lapid as he allowed more of the Porac residents to benefit from his funds,” said David.
The vice mayor disclosed that they still accept patients even if the construction is going on.
But he added that they accept “only 25 patients for confinement.”