Governor Ryan Singson signed an agreement with the Department of Health (DOH) and Zuellig Family Foundation (ZFF) together with La Union Governor Francisco Emmanuel Ortega and Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino represented by their Provincial Health officer, for the implementation of responsive local health system.
The three chief executives formally commit to become “bridging leaders” who will reduce health inequities in their respective provinces. This program aims to strengthen the implementation of health programs especially in areas of uplifting the welfare of the twenty million poor families in the region, increase in enrolment in Philhealth, improved health care for women and children and the sustainability of health governance.
Governor Ryan Singson said that health is one of his priority projects. His administration allotted funds for the improvement of health facilities and services of Ilocos Sur Provincial Hospital Gabriela Silang and the district hospitals in the province. With his commitment with DOH and ZFF, it is expected that the health inequities in the province will be met that would redound to the benefit of the poor families.
“We are very willing to work hand in hand with our stakeholders and this is a good opportunity because we have partners in the provision of the health needs and benefits of our constituents”, Gov. Singson added.
Gov. Singson also committed himself to attend seven days (every Mondays) inside the eighteen (18) weeks span of training of local officials and health personnel to come up with different strategies in health program implementation.
The health learning agreement was inked at the DOH regional office in San Fernando La Union with Assistant Secretary Myrna Cabotaje and ZFF President Ernesto Garilao in attendance. # Source – PIO Ilocos Sur