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SANTIAGO CITY, Isabela, June 7 (PIA) - -The Southern Isabela General Hospital (SIGH) has undergone a major make-over after the Department of Health (DOH) allocated a total of P246.96 million for the construction of a five-storey building.

 Rhine Rene Dulluog, General Services Officer, said that they catered to patients even under the trees and at the corridors of the old dilapidated hospital for several years just to accommodate the growing number of patients here.

 Aside from building renovation, he said the government also upgraded the hospital’s facilities and equipment which was inaugurated by no other than Health Secretary Enrique Ona on May 12, 2014.

 The new building, he revealed has two elevators, sensorized doors, specialized wards, clean comfort rooms, air-conditioned private wards, well-painted walls, sensorized washing facility, Intensive Care Units with isolation rooms, new dialysis machines, CT Scan and others.

 “There are still on-going projects to include emergency complex, fire fighting distribution lines, procurement of generator set and fixing electrical cable wire ways. We are optimistic to complete all these projects by the end of the year,” he added.

 Dulluog added that there will be another 6-storey building to be constructed to cater to the increasing populace of the city and nearby towns and provinces.

 Lastly, “They are also planning to construct a helipad to airlift patients who need special treatment in other hospitals,” he said. (OTB-PIA2/Cagayan)