Cascolan’s duties at DOH still being discussed —Vergeire

Cascolan’s duties at DOH still being discussed —Vergeire

By Liezelle Soriano

MANILA — Department of Health (DOH) officer-in-charge Maria Rosario Vergeire said that the work of newly appointed Health Undersecretary Camilo Cascolan is still being discussed.

“I have already spoken with Undersecretary Cascolan and we already talked about when he will be taking his oath. He already submitted all his credentials to the department and we are now discussing kung saan assignment ni Usec. Cascolan,” Vergeire said on Thursday.

She said that with Cascolan’s credentials, he can be placed in operations.

“Tinitingnan ho natin ngayon ito pong areas of operations, or admin and finance, where his credentials can be of use to the department,” DOH OIC said.

President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos earlier said that the job of the ex-Philippine National Police (PNP) chief in DOH is “administrative audit.”

“It’s not health issues that he has to look at that’s why he doesn’t have to be a doctor. He’s going to look at the function of the DOH,” Marcos added.

The DOH confirmed Cascolan’s appointment last Sunday, October 23. (ai/mtvn)

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