MAKATI ACUTE CARE CENTER SHUTS DOWN ON MARCH 25; NEW FULL-SERVICE HOSPITAL TO BE BUILT ON SITEposted by : icrd on 02/29/2012
The city government of Makati today announced the impending closure of the Acute Care Center (ACC) of the Ospital ng Makati in Bel-Air on March 25 to make way to the construction of a new full-service hospital that will cater to the healthcare needs of residents in the First District.
Mayor Jejomar Erwin S. Binay assured residents that the ACC management is taking measures to ensure the smooth transition of patients and equipment to the base hospital, Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) in Brgy. Pembo.
“We ask our residents to please bear with us. After all, they stand to benefit from improved access to quality health care and modern facilities provided by the new hospital,” Binay said.
OsMak medical director Dr. Perry Ishmael Peralta said they have started the gradual transfer of patients to OsMak Pembo, and will limit admission of patients at the ACC starting March 5 until March 12. At 12 midnight on March 25, the ACC will finally shut down its operations, he said.
The construction of the new hospital in District 1 is tentatively scheduled to begin this April.
Consistent with the city’s thrust towards ‘green developments’ that promote disaster resiliency and environmental protection, the new hospital will integrate green features. The 300-bed facility will be equipped with modern facilities and will feature six major operating rooms and two minor operating rooms, Emergency Room with a Trauma Center, top-of-the- line laboratory facilities, and the first-ever LGU-managed Cancer Institute, among others.