PNoy okays P6.5-B PPP project for DOH

Posted at Sep 19 2012 06:40 PM | Updated as of Sep 20 2012 02:40 AM

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MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino has approved a public-private partnership project worth P6.5 billion as part of government's efforts to reform its health care system.

Health Secretary Enrique Ona said the project will help improve the Philippine Orthopedic Center, one of the country's tertiary specialty hospitals.

Ona sai 70 million Filipinos are now covered by Philhealth. He added over the past year, 5.2 million indigent Filipinos have come to benefit from highere subsidy under the country's universal health care program.

ANC, Sept. 19, 2012