Inauguration of PGH Polyclinic (19 Nov 2019)

University of the Philippines-Manila and its training hospital, the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) inaugurated the Polyclinic of the PGH-Satellite for Sports Medicine and Wellness (PGH-SSMW) at New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac. This is in time for the country’s hosting of the 30th South East Asian Games from November 30 to December 11.

During the SEA Games, the PGH Polyclinic will be equipped with a 24-hour Emergency Room Facility, Primary Care and Sports Medicine, Dentistry, Ophthalmology, Imaging Center (X-ray and Ultrasound), Diagnostic Laboratory and Pharmacy.

PGH-SSMW is beside the New Clark City Athletics Stadium, which is part of the sports complex that will serve as the national training center of Filipino athletes and host to major international sports events starting with the SEA Games.

The complex boasts of a 20,000-seater Athletics Stadium, a 2,000-seater Aquatics Center with an Olympic-size pool, and an Athletes’ Village which will house the SEA Games athletes, officials and volunteers.

Depending on the population growth of the community, the PGH Polyclinic will expand initially to a 25-bed hospital and then to a 200-bed hospital. With the full development of the New Clark City decades from now, a 1,000-bed PGH is being planned.

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