MANILA — The Quezon City Council has given Mayor Herbert M. Bautista the green light to enter into a memorandum of agreement with four hospitals for the purpose of providing medical assistance to the city’s residents.
In Resolution SP-6154, S-2014 authored by Councilors Jesus Manuel C. Suntay, Eufemio C. Lagumbay and Godofredo T. Liban II, the City Council authorized the deposit of PhP200,000 each at East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC), National Kidney and Transplant Institute (NKTI), National Children’s Hospital (NCH), and Philippine Heart Center (PHC) to be utilized for the medical expenses of city residents/patients confined or treated at the said institutions.
Under the resolution, the four hospitals are required to prioritize the health care needs of the underprivileged, sick, elderly, persons with disability (PWDs), women and children.
“It has been the constant policy of Quezon City to provide health and social services available at affordable cost to all residents and to accord medical care to paupers,” the resolution said.
EAMC, NKTI, NCH and PHC, which are all located in QC, have all the facilities for the medical services needed by indigent and/or deserving patients requesting for medical assistance.
Many indigents of QC seek medical assistance from the city government through the Office of the Mayor everyday, and therefore, there is an urgent need to give Mayor Bautista the authority to enter into MOA with those medical and health institutions for the purpose of providing medical aid to indigent residents-patients, the resolution said.