rehabs of hospitals
Senator Franklin Drilon yesterday supported proposals to include state-owned regional hospitals and school building projects under the flagship government program private-public partnership, a move that will improve the condition of hospitals and health services and accommodate more public school students in the Philippines, a press release from his office said.
Drilon, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, noted that included in next year’s budget is a P3-billion allocation for the Department of Health, which will be used as the government’s share in the rehabilitation of regional hospitals in the country, in partnership with the private sector.
“The regional hospitals are really in a very sorry state, if I may call it. They really need a lot of funding and many are in a state of disrepair,” Drilon said..