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The Dr. Jose N. Rodriquez Memorial Hospital (DJNRMH) is now a Level 3 (Tertiary) General Hospital as of January 2012.
It has a dual role of catering to general care patients and hansen patients.
Formerly known as Central Luzon Sanitarium, DJNRMH was established in 1940, to accommodate patients suffering from Hansen's Disease in the entire Luzon region in the Philippines. It is currently situated within the district of Tala, in Caloocan City, Metro Manila, and occupies 130 hectares of land area, from the original 808 hectares. Reduction of land area is to accommodate previous homeless treated patient and eventually settled and established their own community, called Tala.
In 1970, the hospital began treating general medical cases (non-Hansen disease patients) when there was a high success rate of treatment of the first Hansen patients from research and the advancement of procedures done within the current medical practice. Due to the significant drop of Hansen patients the hospital then considered admission of general cases.The hospital currently serve as the principal referral hospital for leprosy patients and the premier training and research center for leprosy care and management in the Philippines. It also serves the public health needs of community members of Tala and nearby areas.
To date, The hospital is now a Tertiary Level 3 General Hospital effective January 1, 2012, with Tertiary Level Clinical Laboratory and Pharmacy, Level 2 Diagnostic X-Ray Services and 1, 900 authorized beds for Sanitarium services.