The new two-storey Gumaca District Hospital was formally unveiled last November 16, 2012. With Quezon Governor David “Jayjay” C. Suarez are Senior Board Member Romano “Mano” Talaga, Gumaca Mayor Erwin Caralian, Pitogo Mayor Dante Bunyag,and Councilor Raquel Mendoza. (LEFT) Dr. Nimrod Villanueva-CHD Region IV A, DOH and Dra PuritaTullas – Chief of Hospital, Gumaca District Hospital, were also present during the event.(QUEZON PIO)
The new two-storey building for Gumaca District Hospital was formally unveiled last November 16, 2012. The hospital building, amounting to Php 42 Million, will also receive a new X-ray Machine upon completion.
Quezon Governor David “Jayjay” C. Suarez personally attended and oversaw the unveiling, along with Gumaca Mayor Erwin Caralian, Municipal Councilor, Barangay Captains,and Senior Board Member Romano “Mano” Talaga.
The 6,000 square meter lot where the new Gumaca District Hospital is being constructed was donated by the Nava Family. According to Barangay Captain Roberto Villapando-Nava, a member of the donating family, they decided to give the land for the construction of the project so more people would be able to benefit from it. Captain Nava also expressed his gratitude for the projects and programs spearheaded by the Provincial Government, particularly those that touch their municipality.
In the message of Dr.Purita Tullas, Chief of Gumaca District Hospital, she said that the 50-year old hospital was indeed in need of a revamp. After 5 decades, the old building has become too small and outdated for the needs of the 4th District’s growing population.
According to Gov. Suarez, the unveiling of the new hospital buildingis a monumental event for the municipality of Gumaca, as the new hospital would be able to meet the need for modern facilities and more rooms. Currently, the Gumaca District Hospital has 75 rooms, and can only accommodate 100 to 150 patients at a time. This shortage on accommodation is a major inconvenience, especially since people from outside the 4th District also come to the said hospital for treatment.
Philhealth Cards were distributed to a total of 708 families in the said municipality during the same date. 2,900 more can also avail of the cards at Philhealth’s office.(QUEZON PIO)