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Clark eyed as site for heart, kidney regional centers

CLARK FREEPORT – Clark Development Corporation (CDC) may be the future site of the Philippine Heart Center and the National Kidney Center regional hospitals.

According to CDC President and CEO Atty. Agnes VST Devanadera, the CDC Board, headed by its Chairman Atty. Edgardo Pamintuan, approved the plan of making this Freeport a site for the two specialty hospitals.

The state-owned firm identified the extents of lower Pulang Lupa with 18.68 hectares’ land and former Savencia area with 5.72 hectares as the locations for the said health facilities.

According to Devanadera, CDC had its initial talks with the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) for the possible funding of the project.

“CDC has initially coordinated the possible funding of the project with PAGCOR, through its Chairman and CEO Alejandro Tengco and its President and COO Atty. Juanito L. Sañosa, Jr. We are likewise looking into having the original design of the two specialty hospitals implemented in Clark, coordinating with the architect and planner of the said buildings,” she said.

The state-owned corporation mentioned that the project is in support of the national government and Department of Health’s (DOH) Philippine Health Facility Development Plan (PHFDP). This program is also consistent with the pronouncement of the current administration’s goal of establishing more specialty hospitals in the country. Under the PHFDP, specialty medical centers on neonatal, heart, lung, kidney, and cancer will be prioritized.