Residents of Makati’s first district will no longer need to go to the Ospital ng Makati (OsMak) for their medical needs soon.
Members of the City Council have authorized Mayor Abigail Binay to sign a Private-Public Partnership agreement with LifeNurture Inc. for the construction, operation, and management of OsMak 2 in the area.
The main OsMak building is in Barangay Pembo in the second district.
Barangays in the first district include Bangkal, Bel-Air, Carmona, Dasmariñas Village, Forbes Park, Kasilawan, La Paz, Magallanes, Olympia, Palanan, Pio del Pilar, Poblacion, San Antonio, San Isidro, San Lorenzo, Santa Cruz, Singkamas, Tejeros, Urdaneta, and Valenzuela.
Mayor Binay expressed her gratitude to the 13 majority members of the council for supporting the joint venture, saying the project was a fulfillment of her campaign promise to expand health and medical services for her constituents.
“I thank the 13 councilors who voted yes to the ordinance and made way for a more modern OsMak to serve our residents,” she said.
The city chief executive said once fully operational, the new hospital will improve access of residents, particularly in the first district, to modern healthcare services and facilities.
“Our Makatizens from the first district will no longer need to travel to the second district to avail themselves of medical and diagnostic services being subsidized by the city government,” she said.
Under the PPP Contract, Makati will not spend a single centavo for the hospital’s construction, redevelopment, and operations.
The local government and LifeNurture share the “P-T-R vision” that stands for “Preventive Medical Services, Therapeutic Excellence and Rehabilitative Services.”
As such, OsMak 2 will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that includes a Cancer Center manned by a multi-specialty team using the best equipment like a linear accelerator for radiation treatment; a Cardiac Center with a cardiac catherization lab for angiography, open heart surgery and organ transplantation surgeries; and a Physical Rehabilitation Medical Center that will use robotics in treating joint and soft tissue ailments.
The hospital will also feature a hybrid operating room that combines diagnostic imaging and surgical theater in one room to effectively manage complex surgeries.
To mitigate infection risks, the facility will also have a certified heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system for a clean, germ-free environment.
LIfeNurture’s president Dr. Dennis Sta. Ana said its vision for OsMak 2 is fully aligned with Mayor Binay’s belief that “an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.”
Hence, the hospital will have a modern Wellness Center that will provide comprehensive examinations towards prevention or early detection of serious diseases, Sta. Ana said.