Makati Council approves PPP venture for Ospital ng Makati 2
Ospital ng Makati 2 (OsMak 2) is on its way to completion, made possible with a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Agreement approved Wednesday by the City Council, Mayor Abby Binay today said.
In a regular council session, the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Makati approved City Ordinance No. 2021-021 authorizing Mayor Abby to sign a PPP Agreement with LifeNurture Inc. for the construction, operation and management of OsMak 2.
The mayor thanked the 13 majority members of the city council for supporting the Joint Venture Agreement, adding that this was a fulfillment of her campaign promise to expand health and medical services for Proud Makatizens.
“I thank the 13 councilors who voted yes to the ordinance and made way for a more modern OsMak to serve our residents,” Mayor Abby said.
The mayor said once fully operational, the new hospital will improve access of Makatizens, 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.
Mayor Abby and LifeNurture shares the “P-T-R vision” which stands for “Preventive Medical Services, Therapeutic Excellence and Rehabilitative Services”.
As such, the hospital will be equipped with state-of-the-art facilities that include 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 catheterization 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.
Osmak 2 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 Abby’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.
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