Esturia vow to help delivery of medical service in the province

Northern Samar has a new doctor in Ric Arthur Esturia(center) who passed this year’s licensure medical examination. The new doctor is a scholar of a medical scholarship program of the provincial government under Gov. Edwin Ongchuan(seen in photo).
(Northern Samar Provincial Information Office)

TACLOBAN CITY – One of the scholars of the medical program of the provincial government of Northern Samar passed the recently-held medical licensure examination.

Ric Arthur Estuaria, who hails from the town of Allen was among the 3,826 passers of the licensure examination held last month was enrolled of the program initiated by Governor Edwin Ongchuan.

The program aims to help the province produce more doctors who will serve the community through their assignments in government hospitals in Northern Samar.

Esturia studied at the Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical Foundation here in the city when he was accepted to the program that gives full tuition fees of up to P100,000 per semester, living allowance, plus book and uniform allowances per semester, as well as review fees.

“The provincial government shares in the achievement of Dr. Estuaria hoping he will be with us soon in the service of our people,” Gov. Ongchuan said in a statement.

“May this inspire our other medical scholars to work hard in their medical study, and encourage those with the heart of improving healthcare service delivery in the province, to get on board, (and) pursue their dream of becoming doctors under our medical scholarship program,” he added.

For his part, the new doctor expressed his gratitude to the provincial government through Gov. Ongchuan for coming up with such a program.

“Thank you for your unwavering support, thank you for making me part of your family. It is an honor to be the first licensed grantee of the program,” Esturia said.
“I look forward to being part of the healthcare team and have the honor of serving our fellow Nortehanons,” he added.

Grantees of the scholarship program have to return service to government hospitals in the province upon becoming licensed doctors depending on the number of years they have availed of the program.

Since 2020, a total of 13 medical scholars from different municipalities in the province are currently enrolled in the program. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)