Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso revealed during his speech for the University’s 53rd Commencement Exercises which aired last August 14 that the current building occupied by the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center along Roxas Boulevard will be freed up for CM’s use once the new hospital is completed.
Mayor Isko commits old Ospital ng Maynila building for use of PLM College of Medicine
Bigger and better facilities await aspiring doctors at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila College of Medicine, courtesy of the City Government of Manila.
The state-of-the-art facility is expected to be finished in 2022.
“Kasalukuyang itinatayo ang sampung palapag, fully-airconditioned na bagong Ospital ng Maynila. I challenge you: kapag hindi naging itsurang Makati Med ‘yun, ipasosoli ko sa contractor ‘yung bayad natin,” the city mayor said, referring to one of top-tier private hospitals in the country.
“Ang end game ko naman sa building noong lumang ospital, ire-retrofit natin siya para maging school siya ng College of Medicine. Luluwag kayo dito,” he added. “Pagluwag dito… then we can accommodate more engineers, more students because we created a space.”
PLM President Emmanuel Leyco added that this will become the PLM Allied Health Sciences Campus, which will also allot classrooms and laboratories for the College of Nursing, College of Physical Therapy, and possibly the College of Science.
“This is a welcome development for PLM. We are immensely grateful to Mayor Isko Moreno, the City of Manila, and its people for their unwavering support to our beloved Pamantasan,” President Leyco said. “Through this, we can further improve the quality of education and training which our medicine students can receive.”
PLM students and alumni have been giving back to the City of Manila by serving as frontliners in hospitals and medical facilities, especially during this COVID-19 pandemic.