Four contractors have been tapped for the construction of the new six-story building of the Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital (GCGMH) in Tagbilaran City.
The consortium, comprised of Quezon City-based firms E.M. Cuerpo Inc., Z.P.La Torre Architects and Interior Designer, R.R. Encabo Constructors Inc. and S.A. Pleyto Construction, is projected to complete the P555-million project in two years.
However, government officials have yet to announce when the construction will start.
The groundbreaking for the new hospital building was conducted on Wednesday and attended by Department of Health (DOH) Sec. Jean Rosell-Ubial and Cabinet Sec. Leoncio Evasco.
Construction of the new facility of state-run GCGMH is being funded by the DOH through its Hospital Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP).
According to GCGMH officials, the multi-million project was divided into two phases.
In the first construction segment, the radiology department, ambulatory surgical clinic and TB DOTS clinic will established in the facilityâ€™s first floor.
Part of the second floor will be the designated operating room complex which will house five rooms and a surgical ICU.
In the third floor, patients and visitors will be able to avail of the services of the hospitalâ€™s OB-Gyne and pediatric departments.
Offices will be located in the buildingâ€™s 5th floor.
In the second phase, construction of a 41-slot parking area and a pharmacy storage area in the basement, and the out-patient department in the first floor which will have access to the main GCGMH building will be constructed.
Construction of the delivery room complex, operating room at the second floor will also start.
Meanwhile, rooms with 100 beds for the OB-Gyne department in the third floor and another 100-bed area for the pediatric department in the fourth floor will be built.
In the same phase, construction of an auditorium and water collection tanks at sixth floor will start.
At the middle of the surgical ward building and the new extension building, a one-way access through B. Inting Street will be built for the loading and unloading of visitors and patients. (Rey Tutas)