Ormoc District Hospital undergoes refurbishing

ORMOC CITY, (PNA) –Several rooms of the government-run Ormoc District Hospital underwent renovation, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Ormoc.

The civic group immediately did the repainting and fixing of the comfort room of its adopted ward, Room 34, seeing that it was in need of urgent maintenance works. Another room was also totally renovated, according to Rotary president Troy Bumagat.

The seven-bed surgical ward was temporarily uninhabited in five days to get the speedy repainting and fixing of the comfort room done. The current and past presidents even assisted the workers in the repainting to make the room quickly available to patients.

Dra. Ma. Lourdes de Lara Banquesio, chief of hospital said that during the visit of District 3860 Rotary Governor Edgar Chungbian this week, she requested the Rotarians to include Room 33 to at least provide the patients another fresh room to stay that the government cannot sustain due to lack of finances.

“The Rotarians did more works to room 33. That aside from repainting, the windows and flooring were fixed, tiles were installed and the comfort room was rehabilitated”, said Banquesio.

She hoped that with the help of other private organizations, the whole wing of the surgical ward that accommodate charity patients composed of five rooms be totally renovated so as to provide better services.

She added that the management is thankful for the good deeds of the Rotary Club of Ormoc and the Ormocanon International (OI) have extended help to ODH.

Other groups have signified interest to the adopt-a-room program of the hospital while she kept on encouraging other private individuals or organizations to emulate the two.

The OI completely renovated the Children’s wards that included water lines, lobby, nurse’s station and a lavatory some three years ago.

The ODH has an ongoing construction of its two-storey building expansion for the out-patient department (OPD) funded by the Department of Health (DOH) amounting to P39 million.

The hospital dietary and laundry sections are also being built while the construction of isolation room and OB ward expansion had just started as funded by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) that are expected to end this year, said Banquesio.

The 100-bed capacity of ODH is increased to 160 per day as the hospital cannot decline patients as far as 2nd and 3rd districts of Leyte province.