Today I voluntarily accompany my uncle together with my father to the hospital for a medical check-up and examination. We went to Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Memorial Medical Center in Caloocan City. It is already 10:30am when we arrived so we waited for the afternoon schedule because there is a schedule bracket for accepting patients in the Out of Patient Division(OPD). The schedule for Out of Patient Division is from 8AM to 10AM in the morning and from 1PM to 3PM in the afternoon. For first time patients, you need to pay Php50 for the Blue patients consultation card. Consultation fee is free for Caloocan residence.
Since this is a government hospital, the hospital still uses the manual numbering system of the patients. Although it is a public hospital, I can see that the hospital staff are doing their best efforts to provide good service. When it comes to cleanliness, I think the hospital needs to be strict with their patients bringing food inside because some company of patients do not have a discipline in putting the trash at the right garbage. At the waiting area of the OPD, you can smell the slight unpleasant smell of the comfort room making it unsanitary I think. I hope that the management will do something about it. At the OPD, there are three division that they accept. They are accepting pedia, surgery and medical. It is always best to come as early as possible. The staff are nice same with the doctors.