Quezon to implement two new programs on health by next year

October 29, 2014 9:23 am 

By Belinda M. Otordoz

LUCENA CITY, Quezon Oct 28 (PNA) – Governor David “Jay-Jay” Suarez and the provincial government of Quezon intend to implement next year two new programs concerning health and livelihood of their constituents.

First is the Massive Herbal Planting Production Program, which, aside from giving various health benefits to the people, can also be an excellent income-generating venture.

Gov. Suarez said the provincial government will provide the farmers with the seeds, the know-how and techniques of planting, and the marketing so the people can be assured that their harvest will fetch competitive sale.

“I want Quezon Province to be the center of herbal medicine in our country – where all kinds of herbal plants and requirements can be acquired,” he said.

The second program is the automatic charging against the provincial treasury of the 50 percent of the PhilHealth premium of patients admitted at the Quezon Medical Center or P1,200 of the P2,400 PhilHealth premium.

Gov. Suarez elaborated, “For example, nagpatingin kayo sa doctor, ang sabi ng doctor kailangan kayong operahan, ang bill ninyo ay P20,000, imbes na maghanap kayo ng P20,000, P1,200 na lang ang babayaran ninyo sapagkat ang P1,200 ay sagot na ng pamahalaang panlalawigan, pagpasok n’yo ng QMC ay Philhealth member na kayo.”

The governor added that he wants his fellow Quezonians to get better as soon as possible when they get admitted to the hospital and they can go home satisfied with the attention and services given by the hospital staff. (PNA)



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