Cebu News

CCMC construction set to resume

Iris Hazel Mascardo - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines — Construction works will resume this month to complete the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) at no cost to the city government.

 Dr. Peter Mancao, officer-in-charge of CCMC, said that vertical and horizontal developments to finish the hospital will be funded by private companies and well-meaning individuals. The construction work is expected to be done in one year’s time.

Mancao said the horizontal development includes furnishing the floors that were already finished before the contractor was dismissed by the city government.

According to Mancao, the furnishing job would cover from the fourth floor until the seventh floor. The fourth floor will house the operation and delivery room complex while the fifth floor will be the pediatric ICU and ICU complex.

Sixth floor will be the administrative office and the seventh floor will be reserved for the operation smile and eye institute.

Mancao said that vertical development would include the construction of the accommodation rooms like the hospital wards as well as the additional three floors--8th to 10th floor.

“Mao ni ang nakaayo ani karon kay the construction would be privately funded, unya dili nata moagi og bidding. Karon ang gihangyo ni Mayor Mike (Rama) nga mo take sa lead kay si Engr. (Ricky) Dakay,” said Mancao.

Rama has designated the Cebu Medical Society to manage the funds received as donation for the construction of CCMC.

The CMS is also headed by Mancao who was recently reelected as president of the said medical organization.

Earlier, Rama received pledges from various private entities during a series of marketing investment missions.

Among those who pledged to support are the Aboitiz Equity Ventures, Ayala Land, Inc., D.M. Consunji, Inc. (DMCI) Holdings, Filinvest Land, Inc., Megawide Construction Corp., Metro Pacific Investments Corp., Robinsons Land Corp., SBS Philippines Corp., SM Prime Holdings, Inc.

Once the construction is completed, the city hospital will have a capacity of 500 beds from its existing 180 beds. — FPL  (CEBU NEWS)

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