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Tanudan hospital to be relocated to safe site due to fault line

Updated: Oct 9, 2022


Tanudan, Kalinga – A health official of the Tanudan Municipal Hospital (TMH) said the facility will be transferred to a better and safer area after a fault line lying in the current location was detected by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB).


Dr. Tatcha Kinao – Codiam, the TMH Medical Officer IV, relayed that the relocation was recommended by MGB based on their recent assessment.

“As for MGB recommendation nga for retrofitting or relocation of the hospital kasi according to the assessment da ngay ket haan nga safe diyay nga location kasi adda ti nakita da nga fault line dita tapos flood deposit met lang diay, given metlang diyay Tanudan river idyay babana ngay ket puwede din kasi nga contributing factor sa stability of the building” explained Codiam.


New site to be erected in Banagao


The new TMH, according to the medical officer, is expected to be erected near the new municipal site in Banagao, above the Agricultural satellite office, with at least 1 hectare.


To ensure land safety, the personnel of the Municipal Assessors Office and Provincial Engineering Office conducted an inspection and survey on said site on September 21, 2022.

Codiam conveyed that the new site for the hospital is more convenient to the public as it is closer to residents, making access easier and faster especially in times of emergency.


She further said that the provincial government assured that the construction shall commence as soon as the Provincial Engineering Office and Municipal Assessors Office submit the results of their inspection and survey.


Meantime, Codiam said that the Department of Health allotted P5.5 million fund for the construction of said hospital building.

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