MANILA — The Department of Health-Ilocos Region has turned over more medical equipment worth around two million pesos to the Pangasinan provincial hospital for the delivery of quality and cost-efficient treatment.
“The quality and safety of health services delivered are fundamental to improving the population’s health, that is why we are determined to improve public health systems and sustain this progress in order to cope with the constant demand for better health and also to realize the vision of better health through Universal Health Care,” Regional Director Paula Paz M. Sydiongco stated during the simple turn-over ceremony held at the provincial capitol complex of Pangasinan on Monday, 27 March 2023.
“Equipment efficiency provides high-quality patient care and also saves cost. We are providing high-quality care using fewer resources but this doesn’t compromise the quality of care given to patients,” Sydiongco added.
“We have to give our health facilities quality medical equipment to ensure strong and consistent workflow. We don’t want delays to happen during essential procedures because they can have serious consequences. A machine that breaks down or works inaccurately can cause a life-and-death situation.
The regional office turned over two units of ECG machines with analyzers, one unit of a ventilator, one set of laryngoscopes, and one unit of an automatic external defibrillator amounting to ₱1,752,829.00.
Pangasinan Governor Ramon V. Guico III expressed his gratitude for the equipment and assured the DOH the assorted medical equipment will be well-maintained and taken care of to work as efficiently and effectively as long as possible.
“We thank the DOH-Ilocos Region for this donation, this will be of great help for the improvement of productivity of our hospital,” he said.