DAVAO CITY—The Compostela Valley provincial government is set to acquire a CT scan worth P25 million as one of the major equipment to be acquired for its four provincial hospitals.
The purchase of the CT scan would be taken from the Malacañang fund amounting to P50 million, that was coursed through the Department of Health (DOH) under the Kalusugan Pangkalahatan Program, the provincial information office said recently.
The plan to purchase was approved during last month’s 113th regular session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
Along with the purchase of the CT scan are one x-ray machine, two ultrasound machines, three anesthesia machine, three operating room lights and 10 cardiac monitors.
These would be distributed to the provincial hospitals in Montevista, Maragusan, Pantukan and Maco.
John Edward Coloma, chief of the Provincial Economic Enterprise Management Office, said the acquisition of the equipment would send relief to mostly indigent patients who have to spend between P2,500 and P15,000 to have a CT scan examination.
He said the CT scan would be free to poor patients, especially those subsidized by the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program of the government and enrolled in the government Philippine Health Insurance Corp. program.
The approval of the purchases was first done through a memorandum of agreement with the provincial government and the DOH to officially hand over the fund assistance from Malacañang.