Frasco signs deal with hospitals
Mitchelle L. Palaubsanon (The Freeman) - June 4, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  Cebu Fifth District Representative Vincent “Duke” Frasco has signed an agreement with the Eversley Childs Sanitarium and General Hospital (ECSGH) in Mandaue City last Friday for the P6 million Medical Assistance for Indigent Patients (MAIP) funds.

The amount is part of the P22 million that Frasco lobbied for inclusion in this year’s annual budget to help indigent patients living in the district who are admitted at charity wards of various government hospitals, including the ECSGH.

“We will use this amount to help indigent patients from the Fifth District. Maayo nalang nga makuhaan ang ilang mga kaguol kay naa pay nasakit sa pamilya, magproblema pa gyud sila sa mga bayranan sa ospital,” said Frasco, in a statement.

ECSGH Chief, Dr. Pythagoras Zerna, had signed the agreement on behalf of the facility.

Indigent patients from the Fifth District admitted at the hospital can tap the funds for help in their needs for medicines, laboratory, and others.

Earlier, Frasco also signed a similar agreement with the Vicente Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC).

There is also a P6-million funding from Frasco’s MAIP that Fifth District patients can avail of, including fees for radiology, renal center, and eye center.

Department of Health-7 Regional Director Jaime Bernadas witnessed the signing.

Under the same program, the Cebu Provincial Hospital in Danao City also received P5 million, while the Ricardo Maningo Memorial Hospital in the Camotes group of islands got P2 million.

The remaining P1 million was downloaded to the Juan Dosado Memorial Hospital in Sogod, wherein an agreement was forged between Frasco and Governor Gwendolyn Garcia for the partnership with the Capitol-run hospitals.

“We are happy to announce that finally, these funds are now with the hospitals. Dako kaayo kining tabang alang sa hospital bills ug laboratory fees sa mga taga Kinto Distrito,” Frasco said.

Aside from downloading the money directly to hospitals, part of the MAIP funds were also coursed through the town.  GAN (FREEMAN)

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