Pasig LGU unveils improvements in city health services – Manila Bulletin


The local government of the city of Pasig held its first quarter local health board meeting on Monday, March 28 as the city continues to develop plans to further improve the city’s health response to residents.

Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto said that despite the delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the city government is still on track in implementing its projects that are part of the program. Universal Health Care.

“Halimbawa, naipapatupad natin ang No-Balance Billing at LGU (Local Government Unit) Hospital at Pasig City Children’s Hospital (PCCH)-Covid Referral Center, all pasyente halos and wala nang binabayaran (eg , we implemented unpaid billing in LGU-run hospitals, especially at the PCCH-Covid referral center, where almost all patients did not have to pay their medical bills),” Sotto said.

He recounted a patient whose hospital bill reached nearly 2 million pesos but did not pay a single peso through the program.

The mayor said the city also continues to improve its primary health care efforts, such as opening more than 1,300 plantilla posts to streamline the city’s health service; repair and renovation of almost all health centres; the completion of the city census after being delayed due to the pandemic, which will help address the problem of drug supply shortages in health centers; pilot testing Pasig’s newest health information management system; and the city being one of the first LGUs to be accredited for E-Konsulta.

He explained that all of these accomplishments coincided with Pasig City’s proactive response to Covid-19, which includes:

– Conversion of PCCH into a Covid reference center

– Construction of a molecular laboratory

– Rizal High School Central Quarantine Facility (RHS)

– Covid-19 vaccination

Sotto assured his constituents that once the pandemic is over, UHC will be even more improved to serve more people in Pasig and the rest of the country.

As of March 28, the city had 18 active cases of Covid-19. It also recorded 79,153 recoveries and 1,586 deaths.

Pasig City has deployed a total of 1,360,045 Covid-19 vaccines in which 615,018 people have been inoculated with their first dose and 586,825 have been fully vaccinated.




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