[In the news] Budget office releases over P300 million to upgrade state health facilities | Sun.Star

Budget office releases over P300 million to upgrade state health facilities | Sun.Star.

February 27, 2012

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released P306.6 million to the Department of Health (DOH) for the implementation of the Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP).

Budget and Management Secretary Florencio Abad said the total release, which will be charged against Continuing Appropriations under the 2011 National Budget, will be used to upgrade various hospitals and rural health units (RHUs) across the country.

“This release is aligned with President (Noynoy) Aquino’s goal of preserving the health and well-being of all Filipinos. In improving our public hospitals and rural health centers, we can extend the reach of our healthcare services and offer high-quality medical treatment to those who need it most,” he said.

Of the released funds, P182.7 million will be used for buildings and structure outlay, while P123.9 million will be set aside for expenses related to hospital machinery and equipment.

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