Ayala has been one of the biggest and the most successful corporations in our country. Since the 1900s, they have been deemed as the family whose roots can be traced back to when earlier ancestors were fighting over land and titles—and they were just sitting back enjoying.
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Just recently, the announced that they are planning to build a cancer-dedicated hospital that would be able to accommodate cancer patients easier, better, and more efficiently with high-quality treatment, and the prices would be more affordable.
The project, according to the company, has a completion target on 2022 having 1,000 beds with comprehensive services and highly-qualified oncologists to assist patients.
The Ayala group of corporations said that the initial project would contain at least 100 beds. The cancer-dedicated hospital will be touted as a specialized center with relevant equipment to be able to assist patients. More so, linear accelerators advanced radiation therapies will be present, chemotherapy facilities, and operating rooms for surgeons of certain specializations.
Who will man the cancer-dedicated hospital?
Other than the fact that the hospital will contain advanced equipment, Ayala is also looking at this facility to have special services with the top and best local oncologists to man them.
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These oncologists would be working with other people, of course, in practice as a part of the multidisciplinary teams of doctors.
Fernando Zobel de Ayala, the AC Health Chair and Ayala Corp. President said that cancer is something that should be looked at especially since it is part of the conditions and diseases that are killers in nature.
Cancer is now the third leading cause of death in the Philippines, and unfortunately, we struggle with poor outcomes. A key pillar of our advocacy is screening and early detection so that we can diagnose patients earlier, and provide them with more affordable high-quality cancer care.”
The cancer-dedicated hospital would be affordable and would be a striving institutions to give aid to cancer patients.
Paolo Borromeo, AC Health President, said that they are in the works of improving the situation in the country. They are working with the most respected and the best names in the field and that all of them share and have the same vision for this institution.
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We are working with some of the most respected names in the local oncology field, and we are delighted that they share our vision for this cancer hospital. We are also encouraged by the feedback we have gotten from patients who love the concept. I think having a specialized cancer hospital in the Philippines is long overdue, and our goal is to redefine cancer care by serving a broader segment of Filipinos, while providing quality of care that matches global standards.”
According to Borromeo and Ayala, they look forward to serving cancer patients by 2022. Most likely, by this time, the cancer-dedicated hospital will be operational within Metro Manila.
AC Health’s FamilyDoc
AC Health, if you are not aware, is the healthcare facility of the Ayala Group of Companies. The clinic services they offer and is considered to be the best, largest, and the most used outpatient clinic offering services in the country is FamilyDoc.
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Borromeo said that initial cancer screening services would be identified and diagnosed in FamilyDoc clinic. This is, of course, when the cancer-dedicated hospital will come into play.
It is quite evident that the Ayala Group of companies is looking to have a better hand in the healthcare industry by. Why? Because the move they’re making is not only for business—in fact, by constructing a cancer-dedicated hospital, we can say that they’re really improving the quality of life of our countrymen.
So hopefully, by 2022, we can expect that an institution that will be dedicated in treating and in curing cancer will be existent in the planes of our archipelago.
The healthcare conditions of our country is currently in the works—we do hope that this plan will be set, even earlier if possible so that cancer patients won’t have a hard time for their conditions to be looked at.
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