Health, hos­pi­tal ser­vices get bulk of so­cial ser­vices bud­get

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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.

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