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Press Release/January 14, 2021

The Department of Health (DOH) – CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) today led the groundbreaking ceremony of the construction of the new building for the Maria L. Eleazar General Hospital (MLEGH) in Tagkawayan, Quezon.

“We need to upgrade all health facilities in the region including its facilities to provide better service to the community,” Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo stated.

“Infrastructure development and upgrading to support health services in primary health care facilities is an essential step towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC),” he added.

According to the improvement plan for MLEGH. There will be three proposed building to be erected, a one-storey, 2-storey and a 6-storey main building.

The total amount for the project is Php725,000,000.00

Director Janairo added that it will be funded through the DOH Health Facility Infrastructure Project.

The project will be completed in a 360-day period according to the hospital and land development plan of the hospital.

Among the guest of honor during the ceremony is 4TH District Representative Helen Tan who pushed for the approval of Republic Act 11474, upgrading the Maria L. Eleazar District Hospital in Tagkawayan, Quezon to a Level III general hospital.

Tagkawayan Mayor Carlo Eleazar was also present whose father donated the 1-hectare land for the establishment of the Tagkawayan hospital in their town.

Other guests who witness the groundbreaking ceremony were Dra. Wyda Beriña – Head of HFODU, Dr. Juvy Paz M. Purino – PDOHO Quezon, Vice-Mayor Danny Liwanag, Dr. Reynaldo Florido – MELGH Chief and other local officials of the province and municipality.

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(R-L) DOH-CALABARZON Eduardo C. Janairo together with 4th District Respresentative Helen Tan and Tagkawayan Mayor Carlo Eleazar leads the groundbreaking ceremony for the proposed three new buildings for the Maria L. Eleazar General Hospital in Tagkawayan, Quezon on January 14, 2021
 
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Department of Health -CALABARZON officials and local officials of Tagkawayan, Quezon lowers the time capsule during the groundbreaking ceremony of the proposed new buildings for the Maria L. Eleazar General Hospital in Tagkawayan, Quezon on January 14, 2021 (Photos courtesy of Tagkawayan Teleradyo)