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Davao PNP hospital gets boost to better serve cops

THE Camp Sergeant Quintin M. Merecido Hospital (CSQMMH ) in Davao City has been given a much-needed boost to provide necessary medical and after-care services to members of the Philippine National Police in Mindanao after it got the nod of the National Police Commission and the Department of Budget to effect four major changes which will transform it into a Level 1 General Hospital, Police Regional Office 11 director, Brigadier General Filmore B. Escobal announced yesterday.

Escobal said the Napolcom ruling paved the way for the approval of four major organizational units to be staffed by 166 personnel tasked to provide free health care services to policemen assigned in Southern Mindanao and other parts of the region as well as their dependents.

Under Napolcom Resolution No. 2020-06641, the CSQMMH will be regarded as a Level 1 General Hospital with a 75-bed capacity, making it the only and first general hospital under a police regional office.

Escobal said the Napolcom directive triggered the creation of the CSQMMH Medical Service, Nursing Service, Hospital Operations and Patients’ Support Service with the corresponding 166 plantilla positions.

The PRO11 director has invited interested and qualified applicants to apply for the vacant plantilla position and to be part of the soon-to-be growing family of CSQMM Hospital.

“I’m happy to announce the approval by DBM of the 166 positions for CSQMMH. Nagpapasalamat ako na napagbigyan sa ating kahilingan at kagustuhan na magkaroon ng sariling general hospital ang PRO 11. Ang serbisyo ng ating hospital ay hindi lamang limitado sa ating mga pulis, kasama dito ang ating PNP dependents, mga retiradong pulis at authorized civilians,” Escobal said.

The official stressed that the CSWMMH will be providing free services to PNP personnel and their dependents. “ Itong hospital na ito ay free of charge, at bilang pasasalamat sa ating kapulisan sa Mindanao sa dedikasyon sa kanilang serbisyo. N ararapat lang na meron tayong sariling health care provider na nakatutok sa ating kalusugan lalo na sa panahon ng pandemic na ang ating PNP personnel ay expose dsa banta ng sakit kaya dapat natin alagaan ang kalusuhan nila,” Escobal said.

Publication Source :    People's Journal
Alfred P. Dalizon
Author of the ‘Mamang Pulis’ series and Crame Files | A Journal Group reporter since 1988 and recipient of dozens of national awards from the PNP/DILG/PDEA/DDB/NAPOLCOM and the private sector | Winner of two (2) prestigious Catholic Mass Media Awards (CMMA) for Best Investigative Report | A Finalist for another CMMA Best Investigative Report | A 3-time Journal Group Employee and Top Reporter of the Year