Duterte Signs Bills Upgrading Three Local Hospitals

President Duterte has signed three bills seeking to upgrade three local hospitals even as his chief ally in the Senate pushes for the streamlining of such upgrades.

Senator Bong Go is pushing for the upgrade of health facilities to improve the country’s healthcare system and make it more responsive to the needs of people especially in times of crisis.

Measures signed into law are House Bill 1477 which will increase the bed capacity of the Caraga Regional Hospital in Surigao City in Surigao del Norte from 150 to 500 beds; House Bill 1799 which will upgrade the Talisay District Hospital in Cebu into a Medical Center to be known as the Cebu South Medical Center; and House Bill 5871 which will upgrade the Maria Eleazar District Hospital in Tagkawayan, Quezon into a Level III General Hospital.

The newly enacted measures are expected to improve delivery of quality medical and healthcare services in their respective areas.

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