MANILA, Philippines — If elected as president, former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. will overhaul the nation’s healthcare system.
In an interview aired on state-run media PTV on Saturday, Marcos was requested if he would overhaul the healthcare system ought to he win the presidential race.
“Sure, completely,” he answered. “Within the insurance coverage difficulty, PhilHealth [Philippine Health Insurance Corp.], so many issues got here out. They noticed so many issues. There’s no route as of now as a result of every little thing is new. How will we deal with the pandemic? The whole lot is new,” Marcos mentioned, talking in a mixture of Filipino and English.
He mentioned he was stunned to study that no massive authorities hospital had been constructed since 1985. Therefore, pushing to create extra well being services.
“I’ve been to a number of areas the place they mentioned that they had no tertiary care hospitals,” he mentioned. “So we actually have to have hospitals constructed.”
Marcos famous that regional well being items (RHUs) may assist accommodate sufferers as a substitute of them going on to massive hospitals.
“Now, if we’re not below a pandemic, our traditional expertise with the native authorities is that sufferers will be handled in RHUs,” he mentioned.
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