Capitol vows on-time deliveries; buys P56-M medicines, supplies

MALAYBALAY CITY – The Provincial General Services Office (PGSO) of Bukidnon is set to purchase P56 million worth of medicines and medical supplies for 2011.

“This year, our target budget for medicines and medical supplies for our government hospitals and Provincial Health Stations (PHS) is P56.32 million” said Elsie Gail Ocaya, executive assistant and acting PGSO chief in an interview on April 6.

Ocaya said the budget was deliberated during their special meeting on February 24. She said the budget this year is higher compared last year because of price increases of medicines and medical supplies.

“Aside from the price increases of medicines and medical supplies, we also possessed new medical equipments and new reagents which means additional budget,” Ocaya said.

During the Monday convocation program on April 4 Ocaya reported that last year the Provincial Government of Bukidnon (PGB) had a target budget of P40.86 million but PGSO actually purchased P45.71million worth of medicines and medical supplies exceeding about P5million.

The PGB operates ight provincial hospitals which are located in the towns of Maramag, Kibawe, Kalilangan, San Fernando, Malitbog, Manolo Fortich, Talakag and the Bukidnon Provincial Medical Center (BPMC) which is in Malaybalay City. The PGB also runs ProvinciaL Health Stations (PHS) in areas where there are no provincial hospitals.

“All medicines and medical supplies are already bidded and we’re just waiting for its deliveries. We assure that this time the delivery of medicines and medical supplies will be on time,” Ocaya added.(Mel B. Madera)

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