Saturday, 12 April 2008

President inaugurates Monday unique Cancer Institute in Batangas


There is a new hope for patients who suffer from cancer and other deadly ailments with the establishment of a first-of-its-kind medical facility in Sto. Tomas, Batangas. The hospital offers a holistic approach to medical problems through the integration of advanced medical treatment with complementary healing therapies.

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is going to inaugurate this medical institute on Monday morning in Sto. Tomas.

The cancer institute features a modern Image-Guided Radiation Therapy, a first of its kind in the Philippines and a Chemotherapy Section set amidst a healing garden to ensure a holistic environment for patients.

The Cancer Institute is an expansion project of the St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center (SFCMC), one of the 35 tertiary hospitals servicing the CALABARZON area.

Included in the medical center's expansion program is the construction of a hospital building to increase its present 100-bed capacity to 200.

An apartelle will also be made available for patients from other provinces who need to stay a week or two to complete their treatment.

The medical center is the Philippines' first proclaimed Medical Tourism Special Economic Zone.

Established in 1998 to cater to the 8,000 employees of its affiliate company, the Yazaki-Torres Manufacturing, Inc., the medical center, at present, has become the preferred health services provider of over 220 companies in nearby industrial parks.

After the inauguration, the President is scheduled to tour the expansion facilities of the Yazaki-Torres Manufacturing, Inc. plant in nearby Calamba, Laguna.

A joint venture of the Yazaki Corporation and industrialist Feliciano Torres, the company is the biggest producer of automotive wiring harness in the Philippines and has been exporting its products to Japan, Europe and the United States.

Now employing 11,000 people, the company has been the Philippines’ biggest exporter of automotive products over the last 15 years.

With an annual revenue of P13 billion, the company produces exports of $290 million a year, generating a net foreign exchange earnings of $60 million annually.

The first Far East company awarded with its QS 9000 Certification, the Yazaki-Torres manufacturing company has become an industry benchmark in quality and productivity and a showcase among joint venture firms in the government's campaign to attract foreign investors.

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