Guv eyes P60-M pub­lic hos­pi­tal in Mex­ico

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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

— Jun Jaso/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.

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