PGH Polyclinic at New Clark City opens in time for SEA Games

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Taguig City — The PGH Polyclinic (Phase 1) of the Philippine General Hospital Satellite for Sports Medicine and Wellness (PGH-SSMW) at the sprawling New Clark City was inaugurated Tuesday, November 19, in time for the holding of the South East Asian Games there from November 30 to December 11, 2019.

During the SEA Games, the PGH Polyclinic will be equipped with a 24-hour Emergency Room Facility, Primary Care and Sports Medicine, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Imaging Center (X-ray and Ultrasound), Diagnostic Laboratory and Pharmacy.

“We thank the University of the Philippines and the Philippine General Hospital for putting up a polyclinic that would provide free medical and health care services to athletes participating in the SEA Games,” BCDA President and CEO Vince Dizon said. “This facility will also greatly benefit future residents of New Clark City, as well as the neighboring towns and provinces.”

“The University of the Philippines, through UP Manila and its training hospital, PGH, is committed to serve the health needs of the SEAG athletes as well as the rest of the community of New Clark City,” UP President Danilo Concepcion said.

The Memorandum of Agreement to operate Phase 1 of the PGH-SSMW will be signed by UP President Concepcion, and National Government Administrative Center (NGAC) Phase 1A Joint Venture Chair, Mr. Isaac David.

The PGH-SSMW is beside the New Clark City Athletics Stadium, which is part of the Sports Complex that will serve as the national training center of Filipino athletes and host to major international sports events starting with the SEA Games.

The complex boasts of a 20,000-seater Athletics Stadium, a 2,000-seater Aquatics Center with an Olympic-size pool, and an Athletes’ Village which will house the SEA Games athletes, officials and volunteers.

Depending on the population growth of the community, the PGH Polyclinic will expand initially to a 25-bed hospital and then to a 200-bed hospital. With the full development of the New Clark City decades from now, a 1,000-bed PGH is being planned.

BCDA is implementing the New Clark City project, a 9,450-hectare metropolis that is considered a flagship project of the national government in the northern portion of the 32,000-hectare Clark Freeport and Special Economic Zone.

The master planned metropolis will host businesses, domestic and international trade, regional tourism centers, schools and hospitals, research and development entities, national government offices, and headquarters of international offices.

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