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News Press Releases State of RP's public hospitals appals Gordon

State of RP's public hospitals appals Gordon


March 13, 2019 Press Releases

Appalled by the sorry state of most public hospitals all over the country where poor Filipinos seek medical treatment, Senator Richard J. Gordon underscored the need for prompt action to upgrade and expand the facilities and services of public medical institutions.

"Kailangang ayusin natin ang lahat ng public hospitals sa Pilipinas. Ayusin natin dahil para sa ating mga kababayan ang mga iyan. Kawawa naman ang mga tao, lalo na ang mga mahihirap, dahil sa malalang kalagayan ng ating mga public hospitals," he said.

Gordon said he intends to discuss the problem with Health Secretary Francisco T. Duque III in connection with public hospitals under the supervision of the Department of Health and called on local government officials to allocate funds for upgrading and expanding their public hospitals.

"Kakausapin ko si Sec. Duque para malutas ang problema sa ating mga pampublikong ospital na karamihan ay kulang sa facilities at gamit. Siksikan ang mga pasyente at kulang din sa mga doktor at nurses kaya maraming mga pasyente ang nagrereklamo na hindi sila naasikaso. Ang mga LGU, dapat maglaan ng pondo para maipaayos ang kanilang mga public hospitals," he said.

Gordon has received numerous complaints about the poor state of public hospitals in the country.