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Taguig builds more medical facilities

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Taguig City has expanded the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital (TPDH) with the addition of a new building to meet the growing medical needs of local residents, notably the women and the children.

Taguig Mayor Lino Edgardo Cayetano said the five-story extension building of the hospital will focus on women and children’s health, including chemotherapy and breast clinics, as well as a drop-in center for social hygiene.

The new building was constructed despite the COVID-19 pandemic with a view to increasing the hospital’s bed capacity and other facilities such as the laboratories, isolation wards, and other medical services and assistance.

Cayetano said the city government “will continue to pioneer initiatives that will prioritize the health of every Taguigeño.”

Meanwhile, the city’s second LGU-owned hospital, the Taguig General Hospital, is also expected to be completed soon.

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Last month, the local government also opened its new health center in Barangay Lower Bicutan.

The facility, equipped with air conditioning units, water supply, electrical supply, and generator sets, will give residents easier access to the city’s health-centric initiatives and programs.

Cayetano said the Lower Bicutan Health Center will have different rooms designed for the various medical services such as Consultation Rooms, Treatment Rooms, Prenatal and Family Planning Rooms, Breastfeeding Rooms, Animal Bite Rooms will be available.

He said a Doctor-on-Call office will also operate 24/7 to assist citizens with health-related concerns and inquiries at any given time of the day.

Aside from the ongoing COVID-19 curbing initiatives, the local government continues to strive for quality and accessible health services which include TB-Dots, free house-to-house delivery of medicines by Barangay Health Workers (BHWs), and many more.

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