Lung Center of the Philippines
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|Lung Center of the Philippines|
|Department of Health|
|Location||Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines|
|Emergency department||24-hour Emergency Room|
|Closed||1998 (reopened in 1999)|
|Lists||Hospitals in Philippines|
The Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) is a government tertiary hospital located along Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.
It was established in January 16, 1981 by President Ferdinand Marcos under Presidential Decree No. 1823 as a non-profit non-stock corporation. It was placed under the administration of the Ministry of Health (now Department of Health) by President Corazon Aquino on July 29, 1986 under Executive Order No. 34. The purpose of its creation was to provide health care that specifically targets lung and pulmonary disease.
A fire on May 16, 1998 destroyed much of the LCP's build and equipment. The fire, which started on 2:20 AM claimed eleven lives with 9 more missing. Calixto Zaldivar, the director of the Lung Center of the Philippines, was indicted on October 19, 1999 for criminal negligence. He was accused of ignoring advice from fire inspectors to install safety equipment at the Lung Center.
The Lung Center of the Philippines was reopened on March 1, 1999 and a new LCP building partly funded by its fire insurance is now under construction.
- P.D. No. 1823
- E.O. No. 34
- "Patients die in hospital fire". BBC News. 16 May 1998. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
- Asiaweek.com | Newsmakers | 10/29/99
- "EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF THE 1999 ANNUAL AUDIT REPORT ON THE LUNG CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES". Commission on Audit. Retrieved 24 January 2012.
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