Binay vows to put up barangay health centers nationwide
DAGUPAN CITY- Vice President Jejomar Binay on Sunday vowed to put up barangay health centers all over the country in a bid to provide health services to the most impoverished areas.
During the presidential debate at the University of Pangasinan on Sunday, Binay was asked by Mang Jun how the vice president seeks to provide health services to the poorest provinces.
Jun said his father died because he was unable to bring his father to the nearest hospital.
“Jun, yang problema mo, talagang nakakaiyak. Sa akin, lahat ng barangay, magkakaroon ng barangay health center. Kumpleto sa gamit, at lahat ng barangay health center magkakaroon ng barangay health worker. Primary health care ang problema,” Binay said.
Binay also promised free hospital services and medicine to poor Filipinos.
He said he could relate with the experience of Jun, because his mother also died of breast cancer when Binay was young.
“Naranasan ko, naramdaman ko rin kasi ang nanay ko ay namatay sa cancer of the breast dahil sa kakulangan ng aming pera, hindi halos napagamot. Pinapangako ko sa ‘yo, wala ka nang idadaing pag ako’y naging pangulo, libre lahat ng pangangailangan mo, ke ospital o gamot,” Binay said.
When his nemesis Mar Roxas boasted of the government’s achievements in universal health care, Binay slammed Roxas and said Mang Jun’s experience is proof that the government still failed to provide quality health services.
“Alam po ninyo, ang problema, kung totoo ang sinasabi ni Secretary Roxas, hindi tayo magkakaroon ng ganitong reklamo,” Binay said.
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