Daba airs plans to build two more public hospitals


COUNCILOR Reuben Daba, chair of the City Council committee on social services, announced that the city will soon have more public hospitals to accommodate less fortunate constituents.

This was aired Thurday by the councilor during the radio program “Ang Konseho Karon: Mover of Change and City’s Development” with Councilors Jay R. Pascual and Ian Mark Nacaya.

Councilor Daba said the city plans to construct two hospitals to provide medical assistance to residents who cannot afford to pay bills in private hospitals.

He said because the city has only one hospital, some residents are forced to send their patients to private hospitals.

“Tungod sa kakulian nga dili malikayan usahay walay financial backing so ang mahitabo dili sila buhian sa private hospital,” he stressed.

Councilor Daba assured that the city government and the City Council has collaborative efforts to push through with the proposal for the city’s constituents.

Councilor Daba said the city is now ready for the implementation of the projects and waiting for the approval from the Department of Health (DOH).

“Isa lang ang akong ampo ug paninguha nga maabli na nato atong hospital,” he stressed.

OPTIONS

Daba proposed other options to help alleviate the concern of Kagay-anons on hospital bills.

He said aside from the benefits they can avail from PhilHealth, patients can also seek medical assistance from the City Social Welfare and Development (CSWD), as well as from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

Daba said a medical abstract of the patient should be submitted as a requirement for evaluation.