GOVERNOR Dennis Pineda signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with three private hospitals in Pampanga in a bid to provide more medical services to patients referred by the Provincial Government.
Pineda signed the MOA with Apalit Doctor's Hospital president Catherine Jane Yap-Caylao, Rosario Memorial Hospital medical director Dr. Dax Tidula and vice president of the Ancillary Services of Dr. Amando L. Garcia Medical Center at the Capitol Grounds over the weekend.
The hospitals are located in Apalit, Guagua and Angeles City, respectively.
Pineda said "the partnership with the said hospitals will greatly benefit the Provincial Government in adhering to the health care needs of the less privileged people in the province."
Under the MOA, the aforementioned hospitals shall honor and admit all patients referred to by the governor through guarantee letters.
This is in line with the governor's authority to grant financial and other forms of assistance to less privileged and deserving Kapampangans under his own discretion.
The agreement also states that the hospitals shall provide necessary medical and diagnostic services, including laboratory services, as well as complex medical and surgical procedures to the patients.
The signing of the memorandum was witnessed by Apalit Mayor Jun Tetangco, former Magalang mayor Malu Lacson, Provincial Administrator Charlie Chua, legal officer Jerome Tubig, and Provincial Risk reduction and Management Office head Angelina Blanco.