JRBGH to receive P50M financial aid for city’s indigent patients

THE city-owned J.R. Borja General Hospital will be receiving a financial grant of P50 million from the Office of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to address the hospital and medical needs of indigent patients.

Through an ordinance, the 19th City Council during its regular session presided over by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy authorized Mayor Oscar Moreno to enter into and sign the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Office of the President covering the latter’s financial aid to the hospital.

This is in line with the Philippine Health Agenda which focuses on the attainment of health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), financial risk protection, better health outcomes, and the responsiveness of the health system.

With the rising cost of health care in the country, lives of lost and otherwise curable or preventable diseases worsen due to patient’s inability to gain access to adequate hospital care, purchase of prescription drugs and medical supplies/devices vital in restoring and maintaining health, The Gavel learned.

Under the MOA, the OP shall allocate and transfer the funds to be utilized for a period of one year chargeable against the Socio-Civic Projects Fund (SCPF) for the prescription of medicines, medical supplies/devices and diagnostic tests and other hospital care medical services, and support to indigent, vulnerable and disadvantaged patients.