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Press Release/April 24, 2021

Officials from the Department of Health (DOH) – CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) and House of Representatives led by Assistant Regional Director Paula Paz M. Sydiongco and 2nd District Congressman Juan Fidel Felipe F. Nograles yesterday oversaw the groundbreaking of the Northern Luzon Regional Hospital (NTRH) in Barangay San Jose, Montalban, Rizal.

The “Northern Tagalog Regional Hospital” is a 2-storey level 2 hospital with 200-bed capacity and will be constructed in 10,000 square meter lot purchased by the local government of Montalban.

Assistant Regional Director Sydiongco emphasized the importance of the health facility as it will provide the needed health care and it will augment the scarcity of health in the province of Rizal.

“Hindi na pupunta pa ng Metro Manila ang ating mga kababayan upang makapagpagamot at makakuha ng mas magandang serbisyong medikal dahil ang ospital na ito ang syang tutugon sa lahat ng kanilang pangangailangan,” she stated.

An initial allocation of P135 million for the first phase of the project that will include the out-patient department, emergency room and the main lobby will be used to start the construction on August 2021 and to be completed on August 2022.

“Inaasahan po nating malaki ang maitutulong nito para mapataas ang kapabilidad ng ating lalawigan sa pagbibigay ng serbisyong medikal, na lalong mahalaga ngayong kinakaharap natin ang pandemya,” Congressman Nograles stated.

“Ito ay isang national hospital na pangangasiwaan ng DOH-CALABARZON kaya makakasiguro tayong mas mataas ang kalidad ng serbisyong medikal at teknolohiya na maibibigay nito. Magkakaroon din ito ng “Infectious Disease Laboratory,” na mangangasiwa sa lahat ng mga kaso kaugnay ng COVID at iba pang nakakahawang sakit,” he added.

The signing of the development plan and unveiling of the perspective plan was also witnessed by Rep. Michael “Mikee” Romero (One Pacman Partylist), DOH Undersecretary and Chief of Staff Leopoldo J. Vega, Rizal Provincial DOH Team Leader Gerardo G. Mejorada and officials from the provincial government and local government of Montalban, Rizal.

The Northern Tagalog Regional Hospital will be the first DOH hospital in the province and the 5th apex hospital of the region that will be established under the tenure and leadership of Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo.

“Marami po tayong magagawa upang mapabuti ang buhay at maibigay ang mga pangangailangan ng ating mga kababayan at ang Northern Tagalog Regional Hospital ay bunga ng pagtutulungan na ito,” Janairo underlined.

The NTRH is an initiative project of Congressman Nograles through House Bill 6524 (An Act Establishing Northern Tagalog Regional Hospital in Montalban) with the support of the local government of Montalban.

Among the personalities who also extended their support were Senator Bong Go, and Rizal Governor Rebecca Ynares.

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The groundbreaking ceremony and signing of the development plan for the Northern Tagalog Regional Hospital led by Department of Health (DOH) – CALABARZON Assistant Regional Director Paula Paz M. Sydiongco and Rizal 2nd District Congressman Juan Fidel Felipe F. Nograles held on April 23, 2021 in Barangay San Jose, Montalban, Rizal