5 district hospitals get new ambulances

5 district hospitals get new ambulances

Saturday 3rd of September 2011

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 3 (PIA) -- Five district hospitals in the province will be recipients of brand new ambulances.

Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. said during his regular Thursday press conference at his office that turn over ceremonies of the ambulances will be conducted at the provincial capitol flag ceremony on Monday, Sept. 5.

Defensor said the recipient-hospitals are ALESOSAN (Alimodian-Leon-San Miguel) District Hospital in Alimodian, Ramon Tabiana Memorial District Hospital in Cabatuan, Federico Roman Tirador Memorial District Hospital in Janiuay, Don Valerio Palmares Memorial District Hospital in Passi City, and Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Pototan.

Each ambulance is worth P1.3 million.

The chief provincial executive said the ambulances are part of the overall development program of the provincial government to enhance the delivery of health services in the provinces through the district hospitals.

Part of this program are the counterpart provided by the provincial government for the health insurance premiums of indigent families under PhilHealth’s Sponsored Program and improvement of facilities and services of hospitals under its jurisdiction.

The support given by the provincial government to the national health insurance is in line with the government’s program on universal health care for all Filipinos. (JCM/JSC/PIA6)

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