UP-PGH in QC to create jobs, says Defensor

The 21.3 billion peso University of the Philippines-Philippines General Hospital (UP-PGH) Diliman Project will have a huge multiplier effect on Quezon City’s economy in terms of job creation and income generation, said said Rep. Michael Defensor (Anakalusugan). Sunday.

“We fully approve of the project. In addition to significantly improving public access to charitable hospitalization and world-class outpatient services, the project will create 3,400 new permanent jobs,” said Defensor, who is running for mayor of Quezon City in the presidential elections. May 9.

“We have reviewed the details of the project, and the hospital alone will create 1,500 new full-time positions for medical and paramedical staff, as well as 1,900 new permanent positions for general administrative staff,” Defensor said. in a press release.

Hundreds of new jobs in building and equipment maintenance, cleaning and security services will also be created and contracted out, according to Defensor.

“In the initial phase, the project will generate thousands of new construction-related jobs that will benefit low-income households,” Defensor said.

“Once the project is complete, additional jobs will be created by small businesses that will emerge around the 24-hour operation of the hospital,” Defensor said.

“New demand for housing, food, laundry, transportation and other services will require supply,” Defensor said.

The UP-PGH Diliman project involves the development of a state-of-the-art 700-bed academic teaching and research hospital with multi-specialty capabilities, outpatient services, palliative care, ancillary services and a medical faculty.

The facility will be built on 4.2 hectares of open land inside the 493-hectare UP Diliman campus. It will have a gross floor area of ​​80,000 square meters plus 13,600 square meters of parking.

The new public hospital is expected to receive 2,000 outpatient visits per day and 39,196 hospitalizations per year.

The project will create new plantilla positions for doctors, nurses and orderlies, medical technologists, midwives, pharmacists and pharmacy aides, dentists and dental aides, nutritionists-dieticians, respiratory therapists, radiology technologists, social workers and workers. , laboratory technicians and aides, medical equipment technicians, health education and promotion officers, physical therapy technicians and health physicists.

It will also create new permanent positions for administrative officers and assistants, engineers, accountants, statisticians, chemists, training specialists and assistants, computer maintenance

technologists, cleaners, cooks, launderers, storekeepers and seamstresses.

UP is implementing the project under a 25-year “build-transfer-maintain” contract with a private partner.

If elected mayor of Quezon City, Defensor said he would work with UP and its private partner to accelerate the project.

“Whatever the project needs in terms of local government permits and licenses, we will surely expedite them,” Defensor said.

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