Guv eyes P60-M public hospital in Mexico
MEXICO, Pampanga - The provincial government is eyeing to establish an extension of the Diosado Macapagal Memorial Hospital in this town.
This was bared by Governor Lilia “Nanay” Pineda during the Philhealth membership distribution to 6,736 Mexico beneficiaries, allotting a P60 million budget for the construction, equipment and facilities.
This, according to the lady governor, would lessen the burden and hassle of the patients and families.
Since Mexico town is in the third district, the only available district hospital in its nearest vicinity is Arayat. Governor Pineda already had initial talks with the local government unit, led by Mayor Teddy Tumang and and Sangguniang Panlalawigan members, for the establishment of the extension hospital to accommodate the influx of patients.
“I am already coordinating with Mayor Tumang about the public hospital here in Mexico. Since 2010, this is my vision for the province, to prioritize the health of every member of the family in each town,” she added.
For his part, Vice-Governor Dennis Pineda said that “health is wealth.” He reiterated to the attendees the importance of the preventive health management system.
“Do not let your sickness dictate your life. As much as possible, use your Philhealth. Having regular check-ups with or without sickness is important,” the younger Pineda furthered.
Moreover, the vice-governor also vowed that programs benefitting Kapampangans, will always be his priority.
— Leah Isidro De Fiesta/ Pampanga PIO
PHILHEALTH. Governor Lilia ‘Nanay’ Pineda greets Kapampangans during the distribution of Philhealth membership distribution to some 6,736 Mexico beneficiaries at San Pedro Camuning Elementary School Covered Court recently.