DOH execs na dawit sa cancer fund issue, suportado ng mga ospital, health experts

DOH execs na dawit sa cancer fund issue, suportado ng mga ospital, health experts

January 23, 2023 @ 10:56 AM 2 weeks ago


MANILA, Philippines- Naghayag ng suporta ang public hospitals na may cancer specialty services at ilang health experts sa Department of Health (DOH) officials na nahaharap sa reklamo dahil sa umano’y mismanagement ng pondo para sa cancer patients.

Inihayag ng 20 public hospitals na naglaan para sa kanila ng pondo para sa implementasyon ng Cancer and Supportive-Palliative Medicines Access Program (CSPMAP).

Iginiit ng mga ospital na “funds totaling to the amount of P809,408,700 have been allocated to our hospitals and that the said fund has been used efficiently and continues to be used for procurement of cancer medicines for our patients.”

“We appreciate the support of the Department of Health and the National Integrated Cancer Control Council (NICCC) to our respective hospitals,” dagdag nila.

Kabilang sa signatories ang Jose Reyes Medical Center, East Avenue Medical Center, Philippine Children’s Medical Center, Bicol Regional Hospital and Medical Center, Western Visayas Medical Center, Corazon Locsin Montelibano Memorial Regional Hospital, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center, Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center, at Region 1 Medical Center.

Kasama rin ang Zamboanga City Medical Center, Cagayan Valley Medical Center, Northern Mindanao Medical Center, D Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center, Southern Philippines Medical Center, Batangas Medical Center, Davao Regional Medical Center, Bicol Medical Center, at Cotabato Regional and Medical Center.

“Rest assured that our oncology teams and the rest of our hospitals staff shall continue to work hard and collaborate with the Department of Health in providing the best care and ensuring high quality delivery of healthcare services for our kababayans given the resources we have,” anila.

Sa hiwalay na pahayag, tiniyak ng non ex-officio members ng NICCC sa publiko na ang pondo para sa CSPMAP “is all accounted for.”

“The decision to sub-allot/ transfer the funds to the hospitals was discussed and agreed upon by the Council due to the exigency of providing medicines to patients and to prevent and address gaps in patient treatment,” pahayag ng health experts.

Kabilang sa signatories sina Dr. Samuel D. Ang of the Surgical Oncology Society of the Philippines, Dr. Mae Concepcion J. Dolendo from the Philippine Society of Pediatric Oncology, Dr. Rachael Marie B. Rosario of the Philippine Society of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, at Dr. Corazon A. Ngelangel of the Philippine Cancer Society.

Kamakailan, inihain ang reklamong grave misconduct, malversation at graft sa Office of the Ombudsman laban sa anim na DOH officials dahil sa umano’y mismanagement nila sa pondo para sa CSPMAP.

Sila ay sina DOH Undersecretary Beverly Ho, directors Razel Nikka Hao at Anthony Cu, former director Anna Melissa Guerrero, maging ang mga doktor na sina Kim Patrick Tejano at Jan Aura Laurelle Llevado.

Tiniyak naman ng DOH sa publiko na umaksyon ito “in the best interest of the thousands of cancer patients reliant on the DOH’s cancer program, and we are confident that our integrities remain intact.” RNT/SA