Saturday, December 04, 2021

P17M medical aid from Frasco goes to private hospitals

Cebu Fifth District Rep. Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco (From: Rep. Frasco's Facebook)

CEBU Fifth District Rep. Vincent Franco “Duke” Frasco has turned over checks worth P17 million for three private hospitals in Cebu through the Department of Health (DOH).

The three beneficiary hospitals are the Mendero Medical Center in Consolacion, Cebu Doctors’ Hospital and Perpetual Succour Hospital.

Frasco said the funds will be used as medical assistance for indigent patients admitted to these private hospitals coming from the fifth district of Cebu.

The fifth district is composed of Danao City, and the towns of Borbon, Sogod, Catmon, Carmen, Compostela, Liloan and the four towns in the Camotes Islands—Pilar, Tudela, Poro and San Francisco.

Present at the turnover were DOH Central Visayas Director Jaime Bernadas, Assistant Regional Director Guy Perez Sr. Gaudelia Baluyot of Perpetual Succour Hospital, Huriel Alejandro of Cebu Doctors’ Hospital and Dr. Samuel Mendero III of Mendero Medical Center.

Public hospitals

Frasco also has budget allocations for public hospitals such as the Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center in Cebu City and the Eversley Childs Sanitarium and General Hospital in Mandaue City.

Frasco also allocated funds for medical assistance for indigent patients admitted at the province-owned hospitals such as the Cebu Provincial Hospital in Danao City, Juan B. Dosado Memorial Hospital in Sogod, and the Ricardo Maningo Memorial Hospital in San Francisco in the Camotes Islands.

Frasco has also turned over six new ambulances to six barangays of the Municipality of Borbon in line with his push to prioritize health in the district. (PR)


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