Health, hospital services get bulk of social services budget
Health and hospital services, one of this administration’s major priorities, remained the area which got the bulk of the 2019 budget.
The Health, Nutrition and Hospital Services got P1.16 billion or 54 percent of the total P2.15 billion allotted for the Social Services Sector.
The budget would pave the way for the completion of the two satellite hospitals in barangays Tablon and Lumbia.
Construction of both hospitals have started last year. The satellite hospitals were built as officials here note an increasing number of patients particularly in the city-run JR Borja General Hospital.
The hospitals would mean decongestion for the JRBGH and convenience for the residents living in the western and eastern part of the city.
Aside from the hospitals, Mayor Moreno is also planning to add more health centers in remote areas of Cagayan de Oro. The health centers, he said, provide affordable health services especially to the poor.