MABALACAT CITY -- The City Government has allotted P15 million for the establishment of a central pharmacy for indigent patients.
City Administrator Rosan Paquia said that Mayor Crisostomo Garbo has directed his seven health officers to support the implementation of the project.
“We have appropriated P15 million for our central pharmacy which will be located at the second floor of our city hall at the Xevera Compound,” Paquia said.
The city administrator said the city physicians will man the central pharmacy to assist the patients.
Garbo earlier said that he has allotted P15 million to help his indigent constituents who need medical assistance.
“On the medical assistance, I have allotted P15 million (from June to December) and it was already approved by the City Council,” Garbo said.
The mayor said he formed a medical team in line with his administration’s medical services program.
“My medical team is already complete. I have two general surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, two ophthalmologists, a nephrologist for our dialysis patients, and an oncologist for our cancer patients,” Garbo said.
Aside from the medical services, the mayor said he has also launched the burial assistance program.
Garbo said some P10 million were appropriated for the free burial program and P15 million for the hospital bill assistance program.
The funds will be used to provide assistance to patients admitted to private hospitals, the mayor said.
“We classify the patients according to their social status. We have category A,B,C, and. If you are [classified as] Category D and poorest of the poor, you will receive assistance from the city government and your bill will all be free of charge,” Garbo said.
Garbo he has forged an agreement with private hospital like the Saint Raphael Medical Center in Mabalacat City, Garcia Medical Center in nearby Angeles City, the Medical City in Clark, and Angeles University Foundation Medical Center for indigents patients.
“I want my Kabalens to feel the health and medical services the city government is providing,” Garbo said.
The mayor also vowed that he will focus on education, traffic management, and peace and order.
Published in the SunStar Pampanga newspaper on August 28, 2017.
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