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Neg. Occ. hospitals
to get more doctors
BY GILBERT BAYORAN

The 11 government hospitals managed by the provincial government of Negros Occidental will get more doctors.

This was after the Sangguniang Panlalawigan yesterday approved the hiring and renewal of more doctors to be assigned in the district hospitals of the province.

The SP gave Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr. authority to sign the consultancy agreements to be entered into by and between the province of Negros Occidental and Drs. Daove Demandante and Alayon Joecel Talite as consultants in the implementation of blood donation at the Negros First Provincial Blood Center, for Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 this year.

The SP also approved the request of Marañon for authority to sign the memoranda of agreement to be entered into by and between the provincial government and Doctors Jeremy John King, Emilia Gamboa, Eriberto Layda, Ryan Joseph Jubal, Lea Mae Sugcang, Norma Nemenzo, Jose Maria Perez Jr., Allen John Jamito, Katrina Dyan May Pastolero, Isagani Ayala, Lalaine Samodio, Anthony Hinolan, Joventino Roque, Charles Michael Buyco and Francis Balzomo for this year.

The SP also approved recently the hiring and renewal of 18 doctors to be assigned in the 11 government hospitals.

Board Member Salvador Escalante, chairperson of the SP committee on Finance, said the doctors are required to render 48 hours of duty a week in the government hospitals.

Some of the doctors are assigned in two government hospitals, Escalante said, and they have to render 96 hours of duty in a week, with double compensation.

The renewel and hiring of medical practitioners by the provincial government also aimed at maximizing the delivery of basic health services to the Negrenses.

The Negros Occidental Health Care Program of the provincial government, that was implemented in 2010, already has more than one million beneficiaries, as of this time.

Escalante said the medical practitioners are receiving a monthly pay ranging from P24,000 to P50,000.* GPB

 

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