Tondo Medical Center

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Tondo Medical Center
Department of Health
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Geography
Location Tondo, Manila, Philippines
Coordinates 14°38′06″N120°57′47″E / 14.63508°N 120.96311°E / 14.63508; 120.96311 Coordinates: 14°38′06″N120°57′47″E / 14.63508°N 120.96311°E / 14.63508; 120.96311
Organization
Care system Public
Type General, public
Services
Beds300
History
Opened1971
Links
Website www.tmc.doh.gov.ph
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The Tondo Medical Center (TMC) is a 300-bed capacity tertiary public medical center established in 1971, under the supervision and control of the Department of Health (DOH). It is located on North Bay Boulevard, Tondo District, City of Manila, Philippines. TMC has eight hospital departments, all of which are currently accredited with their respective specialty societies except for EENT and Radiology which are still in the process of accreditation with the DOH.

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History

In January 1971, the hospital situated Northbay Boulevard, Balut, Tondo, Manila started as the Tondo Annex of the Jose R. Reyes Memorial Hospital. By virtue of Republic Act 6375 on July 16, 1971 (An act creating Tondo General Hospital and Medical Center), the ownership and possession of a lot, building, and other physical plants, equipment, tools, implements, records, funds, appropriations and personnel were transferred to the Hospital Board in the name of the Tondo General Hospital and Medical Center.

It was established and operated in and for the District of Tondo, City of Manila as a non-profit public institution and its purpose being primarily to give free in-patient and out-patient medical care to as many residents of the District of Tondo. [1] Under this Act, the hospital shall have a bed capacity of not less than one hundred (100). Ninety percent of which shall be devoted exclusively to charity patients. [1]

On January 30, 1987, Executive Order No. 119 was passed reorganizing the Ministry of Health and its attached agencies. Tondo General Hospital and Medical Center created as a government corporation under Republic Act 6375 was dissolved and all its assets, liabilities, properties and personnel were transferred to Tondo Medical Center under the Department of Health. [2]

Now, it has an authorized bed capacity of 200 and departmentalized services consisting of Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Surgery, Optha, ENT, Radiology and Pathology. Furthermore, the hospital caters to the health needs of both in-patients and out-patients along residential and industrial areas not only in Tondo but also from Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela (CAMANAVA) and some parts of Bulacan.

The Hospital is Philhealth accredited with all major departments accredited by their medical societies. The hospital is also a key player of DOH programs and continuous to be an effective partner with local government units in providing health care.

With the enactment of Republic Act 11331, TMC's bed capacity was increased to 300, its professional health care services and facilities were upgraded, and its medical personnel were increased. [3]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Republic Act No. 6375". Chan Robles Virtual Law Library. 16 August 1971. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  2. "Executive Order No. 119, s. 1987". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. 30 January 1987. Retrieved 19 April 2020.
  3. "Republic Act No. 11331" (PDF). Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.