The first hospital specifically geared towards seafaring clients opened in Davao City along R. Castillo Avenue, Agdao District yesterday. The GIG OCA ROBLES Seamen’s Hospital will cater to the medical and hospitalization requirements of seamen from Davao City and from Mindanao as well as their families.
"Davao and Mindanao seafarers as well as their families can avail of tooth extraction and major operations for from the hospital," councilor Pilar Braga told Datelinedavao. Braga said the hospital came to life through the efforts of Captain Gregorio S. Oca. It is being managed by Dr. Richard John Pecson.
Braga said "the Seamen’s Hospital could serve as an inspiration and as a model for other organizations and even government in mobilizing resources to achieve a noble project."