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DoH hit for allowing hospital to engage in ‘pawnshop operations’ 08/11/2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

DoH hit for allowing hospital to engage in ‘pawnshop operations’

08/11/2011
Lawmakers yesterday lambasted the Department of Health (DoH) for allowing the Philippine Children’s Medical Center (PCMC) to collect personal items from their patients in exchange for discharge slips.
According to Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño, the practice at the PCMC has been going on since 2009 as shown by a memorandum number 45 issued by PCMC Director Dr. Julius Lecciones.

Casino said he will file a resolution to investigate the hospital and the DoH for allowing such practice even as he showed Health Secretary Enrique Ona copies of the memorandum circulars issued by Lecciones during yesterday budget hearing on the DoH. Lecciones is an appointee of former President Arroyo.

“This practice of public hospitals engaging in pawnshop operations is very deplorable and we expect Secretary Ona to immediately stop this. He should know what is happening in government hospitals and the desperate practices they engage in just to shore up their budgets. One way to stop this is to restore the budgets of our public hospitals as contained in their original proposals. This means raising the DoH budget by at least P20 billion,” Casiño said..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/metro/20110811met4.html

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