SUPPLEMENTAL BUDGET. Leyte board member Carlo Loreto disclosed that the provincial board approved a supplemental ordinance in the amount of over P239 million intended for hospitals under the management of the provincial government.

TACLOBAN CITY—The provincial board of Leyte has approved a supplemental budget amounting to P239.92 million intended to help finance necessary support to all hospitals under the management of the provincial government.

Board member Carlo Loreto (5th district) said that the approval of Supplemental Budget Number 2 marks a significant development that will positively impact the province’s healthcare system and the delivery of essential services to its residents.

The supplemental budget, approved during their regular session last May 29, was sourced from hospital receipts for the first quarter of 2024 and the unappropriated balance as of December 31, 2023.

“By allocating resources to hospitals, the provincial government can ensure that healthcare facilities are adequately funded to provide quality medical services to the people. This will ultimately contribute to improving the health outcomes and well-being of the residents of Leyte,” Loreto said.

Additionally, Loreto mentioned that the supplemental budget includes funds for maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE).

“By allocating funds for MOOE, the province can address issues related to equipment maintenance, facility repairs, and other operational expenses, enhancing the overall efficiency of health service delivery,” he stressed.