SP allows Governor Guico to sign MOA with DOH for the implementation of aid to indigent patients program in five provincial government hospitals
The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) on Monday authorized Gov. Ramon Guico III to enter into a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department of Health Center for Health Development 1 (DOH CHD 1) for the implementation of the Medical Assistance to Indigent Patients (MAIP) program in five provincial government hospital .
In her resolution, SP Member Shiela Marie F. Baniqued said the MAIP program will be initially implemented at the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital in San Carlos City, Lingayen District Hospital in Lingayean, Bayambang District Hospital in Bayambang, Urdaneta District Hospital in Urdaneta City, and Pozorrubio Community Hospital in Pozorrubio.
The MAIP program is a DOH program intended to provide support to indigent and poor patients seeking medical examination, consultation, treatment and rehabilitation, and patients confined in government hospitals.
Board Member Baniqued said that for this year, the DOH CHD-1 allocated P21,658,000 for Pangasinan.
The breakdown of the fund for the five hospitals is as follows: Pangasinan Provincial Hospital, P11,564,000; Lingayen District Hospital, P490,000; Bayambang District Hospital, P1,470,000; Urdaneta District Hospital, P7,154,000; and Pozorrubio Community Hospital, P980,000.
Vice Governor Mark Ronald DG. Lambino said that the MAIP program will eventually cover all 14 provincial government-run hospitals in the province.
He also said that Senator Bong Go has committed P28 million to the province to be given to all 14 government hospitals as soon as funds will be downloaded to the regional health office.