THE Provincial Government of Pampanga received P8 million worth of checks from the Endowment Fund Program of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

The checks were personally received by Governor Dennis Pineda.

The PCSO Endowment Fund Program provides funding support directly to government hospitals to augment the medical needs of patients admitted in the charity section/ward.

The funding program is to uplift the health condition of the Filipino by providing financial assistance for various health and medical-related programs, medical assistance and services and charities of national character.

The funding is for the province's district hospitals, which include Domingo B. Flores District Hospital, Dr. Andres J. Luciano District Hospital, Jose Songco Lapid District Hospital, San Luis District Hospital, Escolastica Romero District Hospital, Mabalacat District Hospital, Romana Pangan District Hospital, and Dr. Emigdio C. Cruz Sr. Memorial Hospital.

PCSO-Pampanga Branch Manager Ma. Lourdes Soliman said each hospital will receive P1 million, which may be used for the confinement, medicines and other needs of indigent patients in Pampanga.