City seeks DOH help to staff rehab center

MAYOR Sara Duterte-Carpio has asked the Department of Health (DOH) to help staff the upcoming training and rehabilitation center located in Marilog District, a 200-bed facility donated by Resorts World.

The P350-million facility will be filled with 92 personnel from the DOH, upon the approval of Health Sec. Paulyn Jean Ubial, assistant secretary Abdullah Dumama, Jr., said in an interview.

“This will entail about P54 million to 60 million a year,” Dumama said. The item has already been discussed at the national staff meeting earlier this week.

According to Dumama, the items were among the city’s priority requests from the DOH, and construction already ongoing. Dumama said that the city could not afford to staff the rehabilitation center and asked for the agency’s help instead.

“The patients there will need p Construction of the rehabilitation center.

Meanwhile, the DOH will also fund P60 million for the construction of the City Health Office. Dumama made the announcement as he delivered a State of Health in the city address to local government employees at Monday morning’s flag ceremony.

The P60 million has been earmarked for the 2018 national budget, he said. The CHO’s new office will house the new dedicated office for the city’s health services.

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