April 21, 2024

Benguet legislative caretaker Eric Go Yap of ACT-CIS party-list said residents of the province who are in need of medical attention can coordinate with their punong barangays to ensure timely hospitalization.

Yap, during his visit to the province last week, said he has talked with the  punong barangays of the various municipalities to coordinate with his staff at the Benguet Legislative Office located in Barangay Cruz, La Trinidad. 

“Kapag may sakit po ang mga constituentsat kailangang pumunta sa hospital, ang mga barangay captains na po ang mag-coordinate sa amin para diretso na sila sa Benguet General Hospital. Ang mga staff na po namin ang pupunta doon para ayusin ang bill na kailangang bayaran,” Yap said.

He said this is to prevent the constituents, especially those coming from far-flung areas from travelling to his office just to ask for medical assistance.

The assistance will be under the program of the Department of Health, as the caretaker has sourced out P12 million funds for Benguet constituents.

“This is for everyone. Kahit anong sakit basta kayang gamutin sa BeGH. Basta walang babayaran doon,” he said.

He added those who can avail of assistance are patients undergoing dialysis patients or those who underwent minor and major operations.

Meanwhile, the recently launched “Mobile Tulong” program is ongoing and has served several areas in the province through rolling stores in partnership with the various local government unitsin the province. 

He said the program would then evolve to other kinds of services to other places.

After, the Covid-19 pandemic, his office would bring social services such as medical and educational assistance closer to the people.

Also, the program also partnered with the office of Vice Gov. Johnny Waguis in launching the “manok na puti, 50 pesos only” program which sells live chicken for P50 each.

The program was launched April 25 in Tublay, Kapangan, and Kibungan starting off with 3,000 chickens sold.

Also, the program requires a maximum of two heads purchase per person.

Yap, in his press statement said, the chickens were originally bought for P70 and the P20 difference has been subsidizedby the congressman and the vice governor. – Ofelia C. Empian