BORONGAN CITY- The provincial government of Eastern Samar distributed medicines and medical supplies to eight government hospitals on August 13, 2019 at the provincial capitol lobby, this city.
Provincial administrator Nelson Cortez distributed the medicines to the Chief of Hospitals and their authorized representatives.
In his message, Cortez said that 40 percent of the medicines and supplies will go to the Eastern Samar Provincial Hospital (ESPH) with 100 bed-capacity.
He added that the other 60 percent will be distributed to the different districts and community hospitals located in different areas of the province.
“This is the first batch of the P11 million worth of medicines and supplies purchased by the provincial government,” Cortez told reporters.
Cortez said that these medicines and medical supplies will help Eastern Samar as the province is reeling from a dengue outbreak.
“This medicines and medical supplies will go directly to different pharmacies in the government hospitals,” Cortez added.
He added that the other three remaining hospitals will be given medicines and other medical supplies in another delivery, very soon.
The provincial administrator admitted that there is a big problem when it comes to medicines and medical supplies.
No less than Governor Ben Evardone made the rounds of the 11 government hospitals for an ocular inspection and met with the hospital staff to iron out issues on medicines and medical supplies and equipment.
Evardone assured that he will give priority to the medical needs of the government hospitals under his watch.
In Eastern Samar, there are 11 government hospitals, and the biggest hospital is the Eastern Samar Provincial Hospital (ESPH).
(NBQ/SDC/PIA-Eastern Samar)