PROVINCIAL BOARD OKs ADDITIONAL MEAL BUDGET FOR PATIENTS

Provincial capitol of Palawan


The Palawan Sangguniang Panlalawigan has approved a resolution asking Governor Jose Chaves Alvarez for an additional P50 daily meal allowance for all patients confined in all government hospitals in the province.
Board Member Member Eduardo Modesto Rodriguez, author of the resolution, said the provincial government has “money to finance it.”
Earlier, the Technical Working Group, assigned to study the proposal recommended that an additional P50 meal allowance for the patients upon consulting with government doctors.
“As a matter of fact, it was the doctors whom actually recommended the increase in the meal allowance to the governor because they pity the conditions of some patients, “
Rodriguez said adding that “the patients need nutrition to alleviate their health.” He also expects that Alvarez will approve the resolution as part of the the funds will come from local Philhealth funds.

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