PPP Center to provide assistance in the modernization of the Philippine Orthopedic Centre

PPP Center to provide assistance in the modernization of the Philippine Orthopedic Centre The 68-year old Philippine Orthopedic Centre (POC) will receive assistance from the Public - Private Partnerships (PPP) Center of the Philippines. The PPP Centre said in a statement that the government will retain ownership of the new public hospital facility and the patients will continue to have access to world-class trauma and orthopedic care.

Currently, POC only has 300 usable beds out of 700 which limited the scope of medical services offered in the hospital and affected the quality of care the patients receive. The modernization is set to address all these challenges through provision of excellent orthopedic and rehabilitation care through better services, improved hospital conditions, state-of the-art equipment and facilities, and more efficient operations.

Megawide-World Citi Consortium will provide not only the required funds to modernize the POC, but also to supervise the day-to-day operations and its funding. The construction of new building and facilities and provision of equipment will be at no cost to the government. The government will only provide the location for POC’s new site.