BORONGAN, August 15, 2019—The Eastern Samar Provincial Government has distributed the previously reported deficient medicines to the different government hospitals in the province.
These medicines were received by the chief of hospitals and their representatives last August 13.
Previously, the government hospitals in the province were reported to have been struggling due to the scarcity of medicines since January this year.
In the distribution, the Eastern Samar Provincial Hospital acquired 35% of these medicines, while the Felipe Abrigo Hospital in Guiuan acquired 15%, while the remaining 50% is allocated to district and municipal hospitals.
These procured medicines amounted to 11.2 million pesos and was an allocation of the first and second quarter this year.
According to Nelson Cortes, the Provincial Administrator, there are still additional shipment of medicines that has yet to arrive, but the provincial government has decided to immediately distribute the medicines to meet the immediate needs of hospitals, especially of dengue treatments.
Cortes also stated that for the next procurement, the provincial government decided to have a single bidding for the third and fourth quarter supplies.
Aside from the regular budget for the medicines, there is an additional twenty-four million pesos from the supplemental budget.
With this, Cortes encourages the hospitals to submit to their office purchase requests indicating hospital needs. (Eden Cidro / ESTE News)