The Ospital ng Maynila has been
established to provide city residents, 80 of whom have been classified as indigents, a better standard of medical care.
Studies reveal that an alarming number of city residents die without medical attendance. During the year 1967, 16.45% of the
total deaths in the city occurred without medical attendance, and 14.43% with incomplete medical attendance. Added to this
problem was the fact all the four national hospitals located in the city cannot accommodate all needy patients and even refuse
some 8,000 patients a month.
As hospital operated and
maintained through taxes paid by Manila residents, Ospital ng Maynila
will have for its primary concern the admission and treatment of patients who are bona-fide residents of the city.