/ 20 December 2022

UNIVERSITY OF the Philippines President Danilo Concepcion and Davao City officials attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Davao City Public Hospital inside the University of the Philippines-Mindanao campus.

The construction and operations of the hospital will be financed by the city government.

Meanwhile, UPMin gave the land for the construction of the hospital as part of its public service.

The Davao City Council approved the “Davao City Hospital Ordinance” last May 4, 2021.

Concepcion signed the agreement for the university, which the UP Board of Regents confirmed on August 26, 2021.

The agreement has a term of 25 years, after which the city will turn over the DCPH to UP.

Once completed, DCPH will offer medical treatment and health care to residents from the city’s far-flung third district.

The hospital will also help lessen the number of patients in the Southern Philippines Medical Center, which is the sole public hospital in the city.

With an authorized residency program, the DCPH will also function as a teaching and training facility for the proposed UP Mindanao medical school program.