DOH urged to boost funds for medical center in Cagayan de Oro
MANILA, Philippines — Senator Grace Poe has urged for a funding boost of P20 million for the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC) in Cagayan de Oro City, citing the need to improve its facilities and purchase of medical supplies.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Poe appealed to the Department of Health (DOH) for the fund increase as she eyed for an additional P20 million, which will be allocated as 10 million each for facilities and medical supplies.
“Nananawagan tayo sa DOH para mabigyan ng pondo itong ospital para mas marami pang maserbisyuhan,” the senator said.
Poe, who visited the state-owned hospital, said that the facility has operated for more than 100 years after it was established in 1917.
She also said that the hospital uses improvised wooden incubators for preterm newborn babies that require special care.
Poe noted that the hospital serves patients from Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental as well as nearby provinces of Bukidnon, Camiguin, Misamis Occidental, Lanao Norte, Zamboanga del Norte, and the Agusan Provinces. /je
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