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REPUBLIC ACT NO. 5367

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AN ACT ESTABLISHING THE SUGPON STATION HOSPITAL IN THE MUNICIPALITY OF SUGPON, PROVINCE OF ILOCOS SUR AND AUTHORIZING THE APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS THEREFOR

Section 1. As defined in this Act, a station hospital shall mean a small hospital of not more than twenty-five bed capacity for the management of common medical and maternity cases and surgical emergencies requiring ordinarily a short period of confinement. Cases requiring complicated major surgery and/or elaborate diagnostic examination or specialist treatment may not be confined in this hospital but transferred to regular provincial or regional hospitals.

Sec. 2. There is hereby established in the Municipality of Sugpon, Province of Ilocos Sur, a station hospital to be known as Sugpon Station Hospital with a bed capacity of not less than ten or more than twenty-five beds.

Sec. 3. The Secretary of Health shall cause the establishment of this hospital, provide a suitable table of organization of not more than fourteen personnel and promulgate rules and regulations for its maintenance and operation. He may, if the exigency of the service so demands, merge this hospital with local health units in the Municipality of Sugpon, Province of Ilocos Sur, provided that the public health work of the latter unit will not be impaired.

Sec. 4. The sum not to exceed fifty thousand pesos is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any funds in the National Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the establishment, maintenance and operation of said hospital during the first fiscal year of its operation. Thereafter, such sums as may be needed, but not to exceed fifty thousand pesos, for the same purpose shall be included in the annual General Appropriations Act.

Sec. 5. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

Enacted with Executive approval, June 15, 1968

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