Lingayen- - -Sanggunian Panlalawigan Member Alfonso Bince, Jr. said in an interview on November 24 that the provincial board has set its sight to further enhance hospital policies among the 14 government owned health facilities in Pangasinan.
Thus the senior board member said that the board will come up with a much improved ‘code of conduct’ that will help ensure better health services among Pangasinense especially among the indigent and senior citizen sectors.
Bince said that the board shall also determine if the PhilHealth advantage cards for the senior members of the society will already be implemented.
It can be recalled that the national government has recently ordered for the automatic release of health cards among senior citizens among their added benefits so as to ensure that they will be given free medical charges in government owned hospitals.
Bince said that it is only proper that the provincial government will give its constituent the right to acquire free medical services which are of quality and substantial enough to benefit the less privilege sector of the society.
He also disclosed that the administration of Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. is keen on carving a lifetime legacy on health for the millions of Pangasinense to enjoy quality service among public hospitals especially the Pangasinan Provincial Hospital (PPH) and all district hospitals where a great influx of patients regularly come.
The need to purchase additional medical equipment also tops the list of the present administration to include CT scans, digital x-rays among others.
“Instead of setting aside P15M to purchase ambulance we would rather buy other medical equipment to improve and enhance medical service among poor and sick Pangasinenses,” he said.
The senior board member further disclosed that more refurbishments on health services are instituted in the 2015 hospital budget of the province to include increase in the daily meal allowance of patients.
“Phase 1 of the Espino administration is strictly dedicated for the improvement of health facilities and hospital policies,” said Bince as he further added that the present administration’s priority programs is focused on health reform agenda.