170 Personnel to Man New P350M Upgraded Laoag City General Hospital

LAOAG CITY(Oct. 25) – In line with the operation of the newly-upgraded P350million Laoag City General Hospital on December this year, city ordinance no. 2010-026 was recently approved by the city council of Laoag establishing the various plantilla positions at the modern city hospital.

Authored by Laoag City councilor Dr. Francis Dacuycuy, the ordinance created more than 100 new positions for doctors, nurses, medical technologies, and other hospital staff.

At present, the city hospital has only 17 personnel under the old plantilla setup.

The hospital, it was gathered, will have at least 170 new personnel when it initially operates this December or early January next year.

Despite additional positions, Dacuycuy said that the number is still insufficient based on the actual recommended personnel needed for the upgraded city hospital.

However, due to limited funds, the city government would employ for the meantime the 170 new medical workers and support personnel until the hospital becomes economically stable, he said.

Meanwhile, Laoag City Mayor Michael Farinas reported that at least 300 new nurses have already filed their application papers for the hospital hiring at the city hall.

Farinas said that the applicants would be trimmed down to a considerable number after proper evaluation of their credentials. In fact, he said that the human resource department is in the process of evaluating the papers of the applicants.