COA seeks document in donated dental vehicles

The Commission on Audit (COA) is looking for the deed of donation executed between the city government and the Department of Health in relation to the two brand new mobile dental vehicles turned over to the local government.

The donation of the mobile dental vehicles, with a total cost of P7.9 million, was executed in 2016.
According to the COA, the absence of the documents resulted in their exclusion from the books in the city government’s 2017 accounts.

The COA said the city should iron out the documentary requirements for the proper turnover of the mobile dental clinics.

“The DOH normally requires the execution of this public document in line with its implementation of the Health Facility Enhancement Program (HFEP),” the COA said.

The document should state the purpose of the program, how the donor specifically intends the donated property to be used. “We recommend that the City Accountant secure the deed of donation…, then record the vehicles in the books of accounts,” the COA said.

City Accountant Vingelin Bajan, in a letter to the COA dated June 17, said the office will coordinate with the City Health Office for the deed of donation, as well as the General Services Office to determine the amount of the item.

Since the property has been with the city government for two years, it has depreciated in value starting its time of donation.

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