Pasig inks deal with RMC to boost health care quality
MANILA, Philippines — The Pasig City government has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Rizal Medical Center aimed at boosting health care facilities and services.
In a statement posted on Facebook on Monday, Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto said the agreement would also help in implementing the Universal Health Care Law.
MOA Signing with the Rizal Medical Center for the education, training, and development of our primary health care…
“Napakahalaga nito, lalo na’t tungo tayo sa Universal Health Care (UHC o kalusugang pangkalahatan). Kailangan malakas ang mga frontliners natin,” Sotto said.
[This is very valuable, especially now that we’re aiming for Universal Health Care. Our frontliners have to be strong.]
The Universal Health Care Law, which was signed on Feb. 20, aims to give all Filipinos health care coverage and benefits.
Under the agreement, Pasig vowed to offer additional funds for medical assistance and ensure that medicine would be provided to all health centers and hospitals in the city.
Sotto said the city would study the qualifications of health care personnel and allow the regularization of professional doctors.
“Rationalization ng ating health care staff (punan ng mga kwalipikadong tao ang bawat posisyon; wala dapat propesyonal na job order pa rin),” Sotto said.
[We are aiming for rationalization of our health care staff — that is, fill all vacancies with qualified people. We should stop implementing professional job orders.]
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