You must have heard the story of how a pregnant woman gave birth inside a tricycle, while on her way to the General Santos City Hospital through Fernandez Street, the hospital road from the National Highway-Gaisano junction. The ride was so bumpy owing to the wide craters along the asphalt road causing the poor woman to have contractions, which immediately resulted to her giving birth even before reaching the hospital gates.
Whether that story is true or just one of those urban legends developed overtime, one thing is certain though. The hospital road is definitely one of GenSan’s ugliest and almost impassable city artery. Although it is the shortest route to the City Hospital (formerly called District or Emergency), drivers try to avoid it due to its moon-surface condition. The craters are wide and deep and although they are constantly filled with gravel, this solution is only temporary since rain water washes them away just as fast.
But now, we have good news for everyone. The GenSan Hospital Road or Fernandez Street is now fully concreted!
Finished at the cost of P6.26 million, including the construction of a drainage system, the whole concreted road measures 700 linear meters and stops right the the corner turning right to the hospital entrance and about 10 meters ahead to the GenSan City Water District Building.
Other than that, the first batch of 11 million worth of Hospital equipment from the Department of Health has arrived and turned over to city officials yesterday. This was through the initiative of Congresswoman Darlene Antonino-Custodio and Mayor Jun Acharon who were present at yesterday’s presentation of the following equipment:
- 1 unit Radio Fluoro X-ray 500 ma with film processor – P 4.6 million
- 2 units Operating Table @ P480,000 each – P 900.000
- Mobile X-ray unit 300Ma – P1.56 million
For delivery anytime this month are the following:
- 1 unit Generator – P2.45 million
- 2 units Operating Room LED lights @ 785,000 each – 1.57 million
Noteworthy is the delivery of the Generator Set within this month at because that will pave the way for the full use of the Intensive Care Unit of the GenSan Hospital. The 400 KVA genset can reportedly service a whole city block and once this happens, the hospital patients and workers can expect an uninterrupted power supply 24/7.
According to City Mayor Jun Acharon, once the ICU is operational, this strenghten’s the city’s bid to be elevated from being classified as Secondary Hospital currently to being a Tertiary Hospital.
With these in place, and many more improvements on the GenSan City Hospital coming up, we can only hope for a better services coming from them.
yes congrations to honorable darlene antonino-custodio. many of us did not know that maan darlene have exert to much effort in improving our hospital. and of course our mayor also deserves a recognition. the constituents of gsc should be happy and thankful for their endless efforts to improve our health services. i just wish, the management of human resurce in the nursing dept. will be handled efficiently. sana din matutukan ang people in the bottom line becuase after all they are the greatest contributor to the delivery of the health services of the city hospital. without their support, goverment health programs will not be materialized
kudos Maam Darlene…
Sana! Sana! Inshaallah!
nagkaroon din ng magandang daanan ang ospital na aking sinilangan, hahaha!
soon to come…Computerized Axial Tomography Scan or Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine…..
Yes! And we are just getting started… There are too many good things to expect in GENSAN this 2010!
it’s just gettin’ better…
WOW!!!! that is great news. Congratulations to City Mayor Pedro Acharon, Jr. and to the Hospital Director for dedicating their time and talents to making the hospital patient friendly specially for those who really need help in their medical needs. CONGRATULATIONS FROM THE BUSINESS SECTOR!!!!!
Sana magkaroon din ng State of the Art Hospital ang GENSAN gaya dun sa CDO yung 8 storey CUMC (Capitol University Medical City)…
I think ito ang pinaka high tech na hospital in Mindanao! or DMC?
Kahit ang SOCSARGEN COUNTY HOSPITAL, nag inaugurate na ng kanilang NEW ICU!
Sana mag improve pa health care services sa syudad! We need more hospitals to cater to the needs of our constituents lalo na dun sa industrial areas ng GENSAN… Masyadong malayo na yung 6 hospital in the CBD…
Hope matuloy yung $300 Million Hospital ni PACMAN at UST Hospital! Wheeeeee!
Job Well Done to our Honorable Mayor Jun Acharon and Congresswoman Darlene Antonino!Congratulations to our City Hospital… Wow! On the way for being a “TERTIARY HOSPITAL” Soon!
Malaking benefits nito sa ating mga kapos na kababayan dito sa GENSAN!
Finally. Not hindi na ako iikot sa Lagao para umiwas sa lubak na daan!
This is a very good news. The road improvement and hospital upgrading only shows that the city is indeed fast pacing its development. . if only the brownouts could be eliminated.
sa wakas!!! dugay pud namo gi-antos ni nga kalsada!!! lisod kaayo mag-uli sa una, kay mura’g slalom ang dalan na ni (from gaisano to royeca subdivision – where i live)… slalom kay mag-sige ka ug likay sa potholes… honestly, i’m just thankful nga ayos na ang dalan na ni… padayon sa paglambo gensan!!!
Sana magkasya ang 11 million na equipment sa loob ng hospital. lol
mao. gud eh
Good news for every General. Hindi man ako napupunta sa hospital na yan for so many reasons but at least itong pagbabago na ito is something we can be proud of. Kudos to the Congresswoman for her support to General Santos City and cheers for the mayor and the whole local government for checking and providing the needs of the residents.
this is a good news indeed..bumpy roads are great for briskwalkers who wants shed more pounds, not for those who are in a hurry to get to the hospital :). thanks for highlighting good news from home. i noticed a team doing a survey of the road to my place (malesido 3a), i can’t help but feel excited by the thought that they’d finally have it done too (???), oh well, nothing wrong in hoping 🙂