BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The provincial government of Negros Occidental has accommodated more 1,000 residents of Bacolod City in the different provincial government-run hospitals ensuring that everyone has access to medical care in the past nine months of this year, disclosed Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz.
Diaz said that the absence of a government hospital in Bacolod City, caused residents to seek medical help to provincial government owned hospitals.
This shows that the province has been providing adequate medical care to everyone regardless of where they are coming from, Diaz said.
He reported that about 839 residents of Bacolod were admitted at Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Provincial Hospital (TLJPH), 159 others at Cadiz District Hospital and 95 at Valladolid District Hospital from January to September this year.
Diaz said that most cases admitted at TLJPH 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 the month of May.*