The Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital (NVPH) has a large potential not only on providing medical services but also on medical tourism, as exhibited during a project visit of the Regional Project Monitoring Committee (RPMC) on September 30, 2011.
Besides its modern facilities and quality services, the hospital’s candid landscape and relaxing environment added another value to its face relative to its tourism potential. After its construction on 2007, improvements in NVPH are incessantly upholded through strong partnerships with various stakeholders.
From a 63-bed capacity on 2008, the NVPH is able to increase its bed capacity to 123 as of this year. The hospital is then looking for another possibility to increase the capacity to 175. The NVPH is currently offering private, semi-private and deluxe wards to its patients. The indigent patients, on the other hand, were given full subsidy on hospital rooms and professional fees, exclusive of medicinal bills.
According to Ms. Margarita A. Dumlao, NVPH Administration Officer, the provincial hospital is continuously expanding its development through improvements on the water system, intensive care units, construction of the perimeter fences around the area, construction of 25 bed charity ward and continual undertaking of renovations and rehabilitations.
At present, the NVPH had completed the construction of a dialysis center and a power house. The acquired mobile clinic also serves as a one-stop-shop mini-hospital that caters to the villages of the province specially the marginalized sector.
The revenue generation of the NVPH was now recorded at P36, 715,661.33 or 91.79 % of the total target of P 40,000,000.00. This would then be contributing to the increasing trend of the hospital revenue from 14,513,901.32 in 2005 to 44,938,935.55 to 2009.
The monitoring team lauded the progress of the said hospital, and congratulated the NVPH for the sustainability it had shown and the full support of the Provincial Government in maintaining the operations and expansion of the provincial hospital.