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Cancer Center in Mindanao to open soon by Carina Cayon


he Tagum City-based Davao Regional Hospital will soon start operations of its Cancer Center in Mindanao that would provide state-of-the–art treatment facilities. DRH administrator Carlito Pillerin said that the first of a kind cancer center in the country will be inaugurated on January 08, 2012. From the initial budget of P200 million provided by the national government, P37 million was spent for the construction of the building which stands at a two-hectare area within DRH compound. Pillerin told the media here dur-



Tuesday, December 27, 2011

ing Monday’s Kapihan sa Dabaw that the lot was donated by the University of Southeastern Philippines (USEP) through the help of Tagum City Mayor Rey T. Uy. He said that DRH was also able to acquire from the remaining of the funding a modern linear accelerator worth P134-million that will be used for the nuclear treatment of a cancer patient. During the center’s inauguration this January, Pillerin said that DRH has chosen a colon cancer patient to be the first to undergo treatment at the center to be provided for free. He stated that the treatment is valued at P250,000 for the 33-day session period. Pillerin raised the hospital management’s plan of studying the costing of the cancer therapy per patient. He said they are also looking at the possibility of negotiating with the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) to shoulder the treatment cost. “We are studying if pwede na ba

Profile for PIA- Mindanao

One Mindanao - December 27, 2011  

An Electornic News Magazine of PIA Mindanao

One Mindanao - December 27, 2011  

An Electornic News Magazine of PIA Mindanao