New CCMC marked urgent

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

SAYING the project is urgent, the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) ad hoc committee decided to start early the building of the hospital.

In a press conference yesterday, CCMC ad hoc committee head Councilor Mary Ann delos Santos said construction will start on July. Earlier, they wanted to start late this year.

Dr. Shawn Espina said that due to financial constraints, only the first five floors of the P1.48 billion, 10-story hospital building will be worked on first.


The five-storey building will have 200 to 250 beds. The 10-storey building is eyed to house 400 to 500 beds.

Espina said the rest of the floors will be implemented when more funds come.

The City Government set aside P300 million to build a new CCMC. It also has some P15 million under its “Piso Mo, Hospital Ko” fund drive.

Espina said the new hospital will be built on the same lot.

This, since the committee revised its plan and will no longer realign Panganiban St. and put in one block the hospital compound and the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) 7.

“We earlier want to consolidate the two properties, but it entails a lot of work. We need the hospital building right away,” Espina said.

Delos Santos said they want to finish the construction in a year and operate by 2016.

Four years

The committee, earlier, said the construction will take four years, ending on 2017.

In their presentation yesterday, Dr. Espina and his son Arch. Mico Espina said the design of the facility’s facade will integrate the old design.

“We want to create a feeling of familiarity for the new hospital because the employees considered CCMC as their second home,” he said.

Espina said there will be wider hallways and more open spaces.

He said the lower ground will cost P92,592,120. It will house the mortuary, parking area, motorpool, security office, central storage, housekeeping and maintenance, among others.

The upper ground floor will cost P191,842,800, and will house the emergency rooms for internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics and obstetrics and the organ imaging equipment, pharmacy, admitting and cashier section.

The second floor costs P162,249,900. It will have the outpatient departments, the animal bite center, dental center, heart center and laboratory.

The third floor will cost P166,580,700, and will have the administration offices, department offices, board rooms, dietary section, the medical records section, director’s office, nurses’ offices, doctors’ offices and the auditorium, among others.

The fourth floor will cost P195,269,300. It will have the endoscopy unit, the operating room and the central supply room.

The fifth floor costs P170,741,750. It will have the intensive care unit, the geriatric ward, the burn unit, religious spaces and the stroke unit among others.

Dr. Espina said the rooms from the third to fifth floors can be used as temporary wards and rooms.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on May 09, 2014.

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