TAGUM City’s Davao Regional Hospital will undergo a massive facelift with the passage of the law that allowed its upgrade.
This came after President Benigno Simeon Aquino III signed on Wednesday Republic Act 10678, the law that converts the old hospital into a bigger and better facility. It will be called Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) — with 600-bed capacity.
With the passage of the law, the government will give more funds to the hospital and this will be spent on improving its services.
“This is a historical leap in our continuing efforts to bring affordable and accessible medical services to our people,” said Compostela Valley Rep. Ma. Carmen Zamora.
The original bill was filed by her father, then Rep. Manuel “Way Kurat” Zamora when he was still a member of Congress. Zamora refiled the bill until it was signed into law.
“Our long-running commitment shepherding the proposal into law has finally borne fruit,” she said. “It took a long time for its realization, making it all the more sweeter.”