Board Member Eduardo Modesto Rodriguez has urged the provincial government to allow the consignment of medicines for the Botika ng Bayan program of the province which is covered by an ordinance that has been approved last year.
Rodriguez noted the government’s failure to actively implement the program because of their lack of medicines.
“Hindi po maimplementa ang libreng gamot, libreng padoktor kung tayo ay may malaking kakulangan sa ating mga gamot,” he said.
Rodriguez said that consignment system is the easiest way which will allow the government to do away with bidding for medical supplies which will take time to complete. He noted that there are many suppliers who are willing to provide supplies on a consignment basis.
“Napakadali ng proseso nito at hindi na kailangan umabot sa regular na bidding process na inaabot ng napakatagal,” he added.
“Malaking tulong ito dahil di hamak na mas mura ang halaga at ang botika ng lalawigan ay kikita pa,” Rodriguez said.
He noted that under the ordinance, the province will appropriate P5 million from its Development Fund for the current year 2017 to serve as seed capital of the program.