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Mancao wants more wards than private rooms at CCMC

Caecent No-ot Magsumbol - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) chief Dr. Peter Mancao wants some of the features in the design of the new hospital building to be modified to maximize space and accommodate more patients.

Although the Department of Health (DOH) has already approved the design, Mancao the architects are still reviewing it. He wants most of the private rooms in the design to be converted into wards.

Mancao also wants the auditorium in the design to be constructed separately on the lot currently occupied by the Bureau of Fire Protection and the Land Transportation Office just across the CCMC building.

If the design is modified, Mancao said the new hospital can accommodate as much as 500 patients instead of just 100 at present.

“We need more wards,” Mancao told The Freeman.

Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama has already sent notices to BFP and LTO to vacate the lot they occupied as the city government will utilize the property for hospital use.

Mancao, a well-known heart surgeon, said they are doing everything to give patients the best possible care and services. 

Construction works at the CCMC hospital has been suspended after the city government terminated its contract with the winning contractor because of delays. The mayor said the city government is no longer spending money to complete the construction but would rather rely on donations from private sector.

Several companies and wealthy individuals have already pledged to help continue the construction of CCMC. Rama said he update the public on the CCMC construction during his state of the city address on July 3.

The mayor is hopeful that the project which has been dragging on for several years now can be completed the soonest possible time. — FPL (FREEMAN)

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