Makati Med, AFP renew pact to improve military hospitals | Inquirer News

Makati Med, AFP renew pact to improve military hospitals

/ 06:08 PM September 10, 2015
Former Armed Forces chief  Usec Emmanuel Bautista (extreme left) looks on as Makati Medical Center (MMC) Foundation Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan (next to him) signs a memorandum of agreement with Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Hernando DCA Iriberri which seeks to strengthen the partnership between the two (2) agencies for better military hospitals in the future. Judy A. Roxas, Director of Medical Doctors Inc. (also known as, Makati Medical Center) sits at the extreme left of the group. Gen. Iriberri and Pangilinan signed the MOA at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo at 2 p.m. today. Photo by PO3 Jayson Rutao PN (PAO AFP)

Former Armed Forces chief Usec Emmanuel Bautista (extreme left) looks on as Makati Medical Center (MMC) Foundation Chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan (next to him) signs a memorandum of agreement with Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief of Staff General Hernando DCA Iriberri which seeks to strengthen the partnership between the two (2) agencies for better military hospitals in the future. Judy A. Roxas, Director of Medical Doctors Inc. (also known as, Makati Medical Center) sits at the extreme left of the group. Gen. Iriberri and Pangilinan signed the MOA at Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo at 2 p.m. today. Photo by PO3 Jayson Rutao PN (PAO AFP)

Because soldiers deserve better care.

The Makati Medical Center Foundation (MMCF) led by its chair Manny V. Pangilinan and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) teamed up anew for its public-private partnership to improve military hospitals.

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The MMCF and AFP sealed their renewed partnership in a memorandum of agreement signed on Thursday at Camp Aguinaldo.

“Our soldiers deserve better care, better benefits, better equipment because their job is different from a civilian job. We go to work and the only thing we have to brave is traffic. They have to brave the bullets, so that is an entirely different career. Because of that, they deserve the kind of treatment beyond that of ordinary civilian,” Pangilinan told reporters.

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The pact allows the AFP and MMCF to share technical resources and open their hospital facilities to training, coaching, workshops, conferences, and mentoring sessions for free to all AFP Medical Center (AFPMC) management staff, residents and doctors.

The partnership is aimed to give the AFP expertise in further enhancing the knowledge and skills of its doctors, nurses, and health care providers in all its military hospitals through the Organizational Strengthening Program.

The AFPMC will disseminate the training obtained to its military hospital staff from the Philippine Army, Navy, and Air Force.

“Through their help, the AFP has been able to access world class medical expertise to boost military health sector,” Iriberri said.

“Because of the significant results of the partnership, the collaboration was extended during the term of my predecessor Gen. Catapang. Today, the AFP renews its partnership with Makati Medical Center Foundation because of the good work that has translated to substantial benefits,” he added. JE

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