LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — The provincial board here has requested for additional maternity health care kits for the province from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).
This was gleaned from provincial resolution no. 1251-2015 approved by the provincial board last March 23 “amending provincial resolution no. 157-2015 earnestly requesting the PCSO to provide additional maternity health care kits to the province of Pangasinan.
For this purpose, the provincial board is seeking the transfer to the province of the P62.8-million allotted by the PCSO to Region 1 Medical Center (R1MC) in Dagupan City.
Resolution authors board members Alfonso Bince Jr. and Liberato Villegas noted, “One of the imperative goals of the province is to provide maternity health care kits to ensure the safety of its constituents especially the mothers and their children and help reduce maternal and neonatal mortality rate.”
However, due to budgetary constraints, the province has only distributed 100 maternity health care kits.
The resolution cited that R1MC agreed to the transfer of the fund allotted to them by the PCSO.
Last March 9, the Board also approved similar resolution requesting the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to realign the P15-million fund allotted to R1MC for the same purpose.