Capitol extends medical care to over 1K Bacoleños in 9 mos

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Bacolod City, Negros Occidental—The provincial government of Negros Occidental has accommodated more than one thousand residents of Bacolod City in different hospitals it runs to ensure everyone has access to medical care, data from the Capitol shows.

Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz sighted that the absence of a government hospital in Bacolod City caused residents to seek for medical care to provincial government-owned hospitals. This according to him shows that the province has been providing adequate medical care to everyone regardless of where they are coming from.

Consolidated data released by Capitol from three district hospitals showed that about 839 residents of Bacolod were admitted at Teresita L. Jalandoni Provincial Hospital (TLJPH), 159 others at Cadiz District Hospital and 95 at Valladolid District Hospital from January to September 2021.

In the TLJPH, most of the cases admitted were obstetrics with 314 cases, followed by newborn with 239 different medical cases; medicine – 102; pedia – 85; surgery -78; and OB – Gyne – 21.

Most of the cases were admitted in the months of June – 131; May and August 111 each; March -100; September – 103; April – 78; February, 71; July – 69; and January – 55.

In Cadiz District Hospital, on the other hand, most of the patients were admitted last June – 50; followed by July – 37; May – 25; April – 17; August – 15; September – 9; January – 5; and March – 1.

The records from Valladolid District Hospital showed total admissions of 95 patients from January to September 2021, with the highest recorded cases in May.