DOH chief cites strides in accessible health care  | Inquirer News

DOH chief cites strides in accessible health care 

By: - Reporter / @JeromeAningINQ
/ 05:38 AM December 29, 2023


Health Secretary Teodoro Herbosa (File photo from the Senate Public Relations and Information Bureau)

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) has reported to President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. what it described as “significant strides” in ensuring more accessible and adaptable health-care services for all Filipinos as the government takes action toward the full implementation of the Universal Health Care (UHC) Act of 2019.

In a statement, the Presidential Communications Office quoted DOH Secretary Teodoro Herbosa, saying that in the first 100 days since his appointment on June 6 this year, he focused on ensuring that health-care services are accessible to all Filipinos, regardless of their socioeconomic status.


“Every Filipino should benefit from UHC,” the secretary said.


The DOH chief said the agency has employed the principle of “No One Gets Left Behind” aligned with an 8-point action agenda, which encompasses safe and quality service delivery, preparedness against pandemics and crises, as well as ensuring the welfare and rights of healthcare workers — key aspects that underscore the much-needed transformation in the country’s health sector.


More Malasakit Centers

For 2023, the DOH said it sustained a one-stop shop program that provides government health services for indigent patients by putting up more Malasakit Centers across the country. As of September, there are already 159 Malasakit Centers, with the latest inaugurated at the Bislig District Hospital in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur.

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

TAGS: Department of Health, Health care, Teodoro Herbosa

© Copyright 1997-2024 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.