Many lives can be saved if a fully equipped, big, modern hospital is put up in the 4th District in Camarines Sur.
Emergency patients can hope for timely treatment in the said hospital, instead of being rushed to the Bicol Medical Center (BMC) in Naga City.
BMC is three hours drive from most far-flung areas in the 4th District, and many cases of dead-on-arrival upon reaching Naga City.
These are the main reasons on why candidate for Congressman “ABC” Antonio B Chavez has vowed to establish a big hospital in Camarines Sur 4th District to serve the medical needs of district residents.
According to ABC Chavez, this must be a medical center fully equipped to handle all medical treatment issues, from heart strokes, emergency cases, surgeries, dialysis, caesarian operations and birthing, and others.
“There are so many people with Dialysis cases here in the 4th District who pay regular visits at dialysis centers in Naga City. With a medical center here, patients will pay at reduce costs for treatment,” he said.
“I have visited the remote villages, including the coastal areas, and I pity the locals who cannot afford to go to the BMC in Naga City, and many had died before reaching Naga City due to longer travel time, and unavailability of ambulance services,” ABC Chavez said.
“Once I win a seat in Congress, this is one of my priority agenda, to lobby for a special law creating the Partido Medical Center, including its funding,” ABC Chavez said.
“We can start with a 100 bed capacity, that can expand afterward,” he said, referring to BMC as medical center model, that has expanded to present 1000 bed-capacity.
The 4th District is composed of the towns of Tigaon, Sagñay, Goa, Tinambac, Presentacion, Lagonoy, San Jose, Siruma, Caramoan, and Garchitorena.