As part of Governor Ramon Guico’s efforts to provide higher-quality healthcare services, Provincial Administrator Melicio Patague II visited and met with the Chiefs of Hospital and employees.
Among the hospitals that he had already visited were Umingan Community Hospital (UCH), Asingan Community Hospital (ACH), and Eastern Pangasinan District Hospital (EPDH) in Tayug.
He also visited Bayambang District Hospital (BDH), Mangatarem District Hospital (MDH), and Lingayen District Hospital (LDH) on January 31 and the Dasol Community Hospital, Bolinao Community Hospital, and Western Pangasinan District Hospital on February 1.
During his visit, Provincial Administrator Patague shared the good news on PhilHealth Capitation.
“Ang release na po ng PF niyo ay kada huling Biyernes na po ng buwan. Pangalawa, wala na pong deduction,” PA Patague said.
The need for additional workers and an improved processing system has been eyed as an important component in addressing the concerns of patients in the emergency ward and outpatient department.
Meanwhile, PA Patague was impressed by the cleanliness and orderliness of the MDH. The Provincial Administrator likewise hailed LDH employees who have shown exemplary service.
As this developed, he reminded the employees to do what is right based on the rules and policies of the hospital for systematic healthcare services for Pangasinenses.
On a similar note, Asingan OIC-Chief of Hospital Agnes Leored D. Rioflorido cited the significance of the referral system in using an ambulance as vital and necessary to ensure the patient’s welfare before his transfer, whether to another government or private hospital.
Tayug District Hospital Chief Maria Vivian Espino, Umingan Community Hospital Chief Tracy Lou Bitoy, Provincial Legal Officer Baby Ruth Torre, and Provincial Accountant Atty. Marlon Operana, Atty. Jay-R Baniqued and PHMSO personnel joined PA Patague.
With health as one of the priority programs of the present administration, Governor Ramon V. Guico III earlier mentioned the systematic administration of the 14 hospitals in the province through the Hospital Management Service Office. (Chona C. Bugayong with reports from Kristene Joy V. Flores and Rich Majin / PIMRO)