Makati scores Taguig for rejecting public health proposal
MANILA, Philippines — The Makati City government has condemned Taguig City for its “unjustifiable refusal” to accept the proposed smooth transfer of city-owned public health facilities and services in barangays impacted by the Supreme Court’s decision.
In a statement on Sunday, the Makati City government said Taguig City’s refusal has caused disruptions in the transition of eight barangay health centers and the health data of their patients, and Ospital ng Makati (OsMak).
Makati City Administrator Claro Certeza said that Mayor Abby Binay sent a letter to Mayor Lani Cayetano offering a substantial credit line to Taguig.
The credit line will guarantee that residents affected can still avail of healthcare services at OsMak.
“[The proposals] have been rejected outright, without valid reason. Taguig seems adamant about taking over our hospital and health centers without acknowledging our ownership right,” said Certeza.
Makati has expressed its readiness to provide substantial financial support to Taguig through a credit line to ensure the uninterrupted delivery of healthcare services, he added.
“Yet, Mayor Cayetano refused to even consider the proposal, opting to put off any discussions regarding OsMak,” he said.