Lung Center of the Philippines

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Lung Center of the Philippines
Geography
Location Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Organisation
Hospital type Tertiary
Services
Emergency department 24-hour Emergency Room
Beds 210
History
Founded 1981
Closed 1998 (reopened in 1999)
Links
Website lcp.gov.ph
Lists Hospitals in Philippines

The Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) is a non-stock and non-profit corporation that was established on January 16, 1981 by President Ferdinand Marcos under Presidential Decree No. 1823.[1] It was placed under the administration of the Ministry of Health by President Corazon Aquino on July 29, 1986 under Executive Order No. 34.[2] The purpose of its creation was to provide health care that specifically targets lung and pulmonary disease. It is located in Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.

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.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

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Coordinates: 14°38′49″N 121°02′45″E / 14.646948°N 121.045877°E / 14.646948; 121.045877