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DBM releases P2.6 billion for upgrade of DOH facilities.

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P2.6 billion for the purchase of medical equipment and upgrade of the Department of Health (DOH) hospitals under the Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP).

The DBM said the money released on August 6 will also be used to fund the upgrade of local government unit (LGU) hospitals and other health facilities this year.

'Through the HFEP, health facilities and hospitals will be upgraded and provided with appropriate medical equipment and enhanced infrastructure, leading to a high quality and accessible health-care delivery system,' the DBM said in a statement.

The HFEP is a national program that helps government health-care facilities to provide quality health care to attain the Philippine Health Agenda through the allocation of capital outlay for procuring health infrastructure, medical equipment and land outlay for selected DOH hospitals.

Last July 31, the DBM also released P672.5 million to the DOH. This covered the funding requirements for the purchase of 251 ambulances chargeable against the 2019 HFEP.

The ambulances will be deployed to DOH hospitals and medical centers, LGU hospitals, Urban Health Centers, RHUs, provincial, city and municipal health offices and BHSs.

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Publication:Business Mirror (Makati City, Philippines)
Date:Aug 15, 2019
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