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Thursday, February 13, 2020

First Hospital for OFWs to rise in Pampanga: Free medication and hospitalization for OFWs

Photo Courtesy || Senator Bong Go
Overseas Filipino Workers or OFWs will soon have their own hospital that will exclusively cater to their medical needs. This hospital for OFWs will soon be built in the province of Pampanga. 

News from Philippine Information Agency says a memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed on Wednesday (February 12, 2020) by the private-public partnership of the provincial government of Pampanga, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Department of Health (DOH), Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), and Bloomberry Cultural Foundation, Inc.

According to Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Silvestre Bello III, who led the signing of the MOU, the construction of the hospital is to recognized the OFW's vital contribution to the country's economy. 

"Ang kahalagahan nito ay free medication and hospitalization. Libre, walang bayad ang ating mga OFW. (The significance of the project is free medication and hospitalization for our OFWS). It is solely for the OFWs," Bello said. 

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) will donate PHP200 million worth of hospital equipment to further improve the healthcare services of the soon-to-rise OFW hospital. 

A dialysis and cancer centers are also being planned to be built on a 2,000-square meter lot adjacent to the OFW hospital, according to PIA. 


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