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Pharmacy of JRBGH cannot dispense medicines – Judith

“DAKO man ang budget na gihatag nato, mao na akong gidala dinhi sa atong konseho aron matagaan og katin-awan og tubag ang mga pangutana. Unsay hinungdan nganong pirme man dili makahatag og tambal o makadispensa og tambal ang in-house pharmacy sa JRBGH? Nganong pirme man kulang ang atong medical supplies?”

Thus, inquired Councilor James K. Judith II in his special report during the regular session Monday relative to the numerous complaints received by his office regarding the failure of the city-owned hospital to dispense medicines and medical supplies to their patients.

As recalled by the councilor, during the budget deliberation last year, allocations amounting to P70 million and P85 million were approved for drugs and medicines and medical supplies, respectively. He also specified that these funds were categorized as reserved fund for unexpected expenses and emergencies.

According to the councilor, most of the complainants were forced to purchase some medicines and medical supplies outside the hospital as JRBGH’s in-house pharmacy oftentimes has no available stocks for such medical items.

“Imbes nangyawat ang maong mga pamilya na gidala nila ilang pasyente diha sa JRBGH, ang nahitabo mas nabuntusan (na hinuon sila) sa gasto sa pinalita sa tambal sa gawas,” Judith lamented.

JRBGH fails to observe RA 9003

Another issue raised by Judith was his observation on how the JRBGH has been practicing the improper way of managing and disposing of hazardous wastes which is a clear violation of the provisions under Republic Act 9003, or “An Act Providing for An Ecological Solid Waste Management Program, Creating The Necessary Institutional Mechanisms And Incentives, Declaring Certain Acts Prohibited And Providing Penalties, Appropriating Funds Therefor, And For Other Purposes.”

Judith said the hospital did not follow the proper segregation by not utilizing the color-coded plastic bags intended for this kind of waste material.

“Ang pagtubag nato sa panginahanglan sa panglawas sa atong katawhan usa ka batakan na pagserbisyo nato kanila. Kung mapakyas kita niini, sama ra gihapon na atong gibudhian ang pagsalig sa katawhan dinhi kanato,” the councilor further manifested.

The matter was referred to the Committee on Health and Health Insurance, chaired by Councilor Maria Lourdes S. Gaane, for appropriate action.


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