DOH allocates P75M to upgrade Laoag hospital

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The Department of Health allocated P75 million for the improvement and expansion of the Governor Roque B. Ablan Sr. Memorial Hospital in Laoag City.

Members of the provincial board has passed a resolution on Monday, August 1, authorizing Governor Matthew Manotoc to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Health Center for Health and Development in Region 1.

Funded under Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP) of the 2022 General Appropriations Act, provincial board member Medeldorf Gaoat said the grant is “a big step to boost the healthcare program in Ilocos Norte.”

With the additional funding, the said hospital will complement the state-run Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center in Batac City, that overwhelms the premiere government hospital in this northern part of Luzon.

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