From the Philippine News Agency (Apr 24): PH Army’s 2ID camp upgrades facilities, gears up road projects
CAMP GEN. MATEO CAPINPIN, Tanay, Rizal – The 2nd Infantry “Jungle Fighter” Division (2ID) of the Philippine Army camp here spearheaded on Tuesday a road concreting project worth PHP 51 million and the upgrading of the Army Station Hospital facilities.
Rizal province 2nd District Representative Isidro S. Rodriguez Jr., 2ID Assistant Division Commander Brigadier General Glorivine Dida and Rizal District Engineer Adilbert B. Rosete - with some military officials - led the ground breaking and lowering of the time capsule for the road network project.
Captain Patrick Jay M. Retumban, chief of the 2ID public affairs office, said that the PHP51-million concreting of the camp’s road network will be implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Rizal II District Engineering Office.
Retumban also said that the 2nd Army Station Hospital (2ASH) is also being upgraded from Infirmary level to Level 1 hospital.
He said the Level 1 hospital has surgical and maternity facilities, isolation room, dental clinics, secondary clinical laboratory, surgery room, blood station, first level X-ray and pharmacy.
“The hospital will not only benefit the soldiers of 2ID but this will also help the civilians in the province to access the quality medical service,” said Major General Rhoderick M. Parayno, the 2ID Commander.
The PHP10-million Phase-1 hospital upgrade project is under the Health Facility Enhancement Program (HFEP) of the Department of Health (DOH) in partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
The Phase- 1 hospital project will be completed next month.
Parayno, together with 2ID officers and enlisted personnel also led the blessing of the newly renovated Division Inspector General’s and Officers’ Quarter and a Hino 500 dump truck issued by the Philippine Army to the 2ID base here on Monday.
He said the facilities and amenities upgrade inside Camp Capinpin is part of the program of the Command to give priority to the morale and welfare of the troops and civilian employees working in 2ID.