THE City Government of Cagayan de Oro has committed P2-billion budget for the city's health services under the Universal Health Care (UHC).
City Mayor Oscar Moreno said while everyone is insured under the UHC, the national government's support depends on the local government's initiative and counterpart.
"So kung maglagay ka ng P1 million, P1 million lang din ang nasa national level. Maglagay ka ng P100 million, P100 million din ang ibigay ng national level," Moreno said.
"Tayo we committed P2 billion para sa health services. Talagang lahat ng pwedeng ipusta, pinusta na natin," he added.
The city's top official said the allocation aims to provide the "best health services" not just in the region but also in a wider scope.
"Because health is very, very important. Non-negotiable ang health. And alam natin na yung pumupunta sa atin are those who need the government the most," Moreno said.
"Kaya dapat we should be able to respond to them and deliver not the services that they deserve but the services that they expect from us," he added.
Moreno announced this development during the launching of the Free Wi-Fi for All Program of the Department of Information and Communications Technology at the city-run JR Borja General Hospital on Thursday, December 5.
The mayor expressed his gratitude to DICT for the initiative of improving internal accessibility for the people of Cagayan de Oro.
"Mindanao is catching up. Hopefully, during our lifetime, we will get to see Mindanao becoming a land of fulfillment and growth on a sustainable basis. No longer the land of promise but already the land of achievement," Moreno said.