Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. called for a meeting with the hospital chiefs and administrative officers of the 12 hospitals operated by the provincial government on Friday, July 28, 2017, to thresh out certain issues hounding the hospitals. Gov. Defensor reminded them that the provincial government-owned hospitals are "hospitals for the poor". He stressed that indigents should be given priority and that they could avail of ambulance services free of charge. Other matters regarding the ongoing construction activities in the hospitals were also tackled wherein Gov.
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Indigents can use the ambulances of the 12 hospitals operated by the Iloilo provincial government free of charge. This is the directive of Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. contained in Executive Order No. 183 which he signed yesterday (July 27, 2017) upon arriving from Manila. The order on the free use of ambulances also include those in urgent and emergency cases. Defensor issued the directive amid complaints from the family of some patients that they are charged a certain amount when they intend to use the ambulance to transfer their patient to Iloilo City.
"Our hospitals were built for the poor and not for the rich, therefore, you must attend to the poor first," Defensor said during the inauguration of an annex building at the Ramon Duremdes District Hospital in Dumangas, Iloilo on July 19, 2017.
"Let us take care of the poor. Never mind the rich, they can take care of themselves," the governor stressed before doctors, nurses and other hospital workers.
Ms. Kim Sukyung (2nd from left) and Kim Hyemi (left) of Medipeace Global Health NGO from South Korea visit Provincial Administrator Raul Banias to talk about their upcoming projects for the Province of Iloilo. They will sponsor Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardio Pulmonary Life Support Training for 48 health workers from the 12 district hospitals of the province next month to be conducted by the Philippine Heart Center. Medipeace has been a partner of the province for the past five years.
ILOILO – The impression and experience of patients of the services in three remote hospitals here were satisfactory, according to a recent survey conducted by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
Held as an assessment tool, the survey used 750 respondents from inter-local health zones where Aleosan District Hospital, Dr. Ricardo S. Provido Sr. Memorial Hospital and Jesus M. Colmenares District Hospital operate.
“Words are not enough to express how grateful we are to Koica and the Republic of Korea,” said Gov. Defensor.
Koica country director Shin Myung Seop, program director Prof. Dongwoon Han and representatives from Medipeace, a non-government organization based in South Korea, along with the chief of hospitals and other medical personnel attended the simple occasion held at Casa Real.
ILOILO – After a number of renovations and expansions, the 12 hospitals managed by the provincial government are becoming economically viable and some are even step closer to being sustainable.
From P261-million in 2015, the hospitals registered a new record of P281-million excess income over their personal service requirements and unutilized cash advances in 2016, according to the Hospital Management Office.
Provincial Administrator Raul Banias (6th from left) leads the turn-over of six ambulances donated by Medipeace Korea to Iloilo province which will be deployed to four district hospitals (Guimbal, Cabatuan, Sara and Dumangas) and two Municipal Health Offices (Concepcion and Miagao) on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Medipeace is a non-government organization from South Korea that has been a development partner of the province for several years. The organization also donated three ambulances to the province last year.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. thanked Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial for helping the province in its quest to improve the delivery of health services especially for the poor.
Defensor joined Secretary Ubial and other officials in inaugurating several projects in Janiuay town last Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
First to be inaugurated was the P2.2 million barangay health center in Brgy. Atimonan, a mountainous barangay in Janiuay that can be reached by foot 4 to 5 hours.