The next stage of construction of the new Regional Cancer Institute in the Miramar neighborhood, in Zapopan, began this Tuesday.
The governor announced that this same year the civil works of the basement, ground floor and first level will be completedin a project in which 430 million pesos (mdp) will be exercised initially during 2022.
While the following year they will finish the construction of the second and third floors at the end of 2023with a total construction investment of one thousand 010 million.
The governor reported that the hospital will double the cancer care beds that the Cancer Institute located in the Old Civil Hospital currently has, with 240, in addition to increasing the beds of the medical and surgical services of the Zoquipan Hospital that will be moved to this place .
I affirm that resources are already programmed for equipment such as the linear accelerator and tomographs. The current Cancer Institute will become the hemodialysis unit.
For his part, the Secretary of Health, Fernando Petersen Aranguren, added that the institute in Miramar will generate knowledge and research in cancerr, since there will be room for the training of human medical resources.
For the rainy season, work is currently being done on the electricity supply and waterproofing so that what is being built allows the work to continue without setbacks, specified the head of the Secretariat of Infrastructure (SIOP) and Public Works, David Zamora.
What is built?
The ground floor project includes a service area, a blood bank, a laboratory, a molecular biological laboratory, work areas, a kitchen, general emergencies, common areas, general services, a research and teaching area, a government area, physical medicine, pain clinic, archive and statistics, pharmacy and works such as machine house and exterior.
On the first level, patients with chronic renal failure will be treated and the Zoquipan medical-surgical areas will be located, which will reduce the number of duplications in services with other hospitals of the entity.
Dr. Hugo Tovar, SIOP supervisor specializing in hospital infrastructure, explained that the first level is the day hospital area and will have internal general services, outpatient chemotherapy, outpatient consultation, hemodialysis, urology, endoscopy, SITE system rooms, mixing center and common areas.
The basement area, described as “the bunker”, will have the certification of the Federal Nuclear Protection Area, as it will house the radiotherapy unit, Petersen specified, as well as the imaging and nuclear medicine area.
The second level will have 120 beds of the 240 that the hospital will have in total, as well as the six operating rooms that are increased in capacity for the surgical hospital area and hospitalization, a stage that will begin in 2023.
The third level consists of hospitalization, bathrooms, general services, surgery areas, CEYE, and intensive care.
In addition, there will be a heliport on the roof of the building, with a total area of 49,020 square meters. The entrances, roads, sidewalks and exterior infrastructure of this space will also be intervened.