In recognition to the provincial government’s significant investments in the local health care system the Department of Health cited Negros Oriental as Top Performing LGU on Increased LGU Budget Allocated to Health.
Governor Roel Degamo in his report emphasized his administration’s initiatives and programs that has served thousands of residents particularly those belonging in the D and E classes through community primary hospitals continue to serve the needs of the constituents in far-flung areas.
Under the same track, the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital served more than 36,000 admissions in 2018 vis-à-vis the accomplished targets of the Integrated Provincial Health Office.
Meanwhile, 51 medical-surgical-dental and animal missions were conducted by the Magdegamo Medical Team that served more or less 38,000 individuals in 2018.
For serious health cases, 98 indigent patients at the Philippine Heart Center, National Kidney Institute, Philippine General Hospital, and the Vicente Sotto Medical Center shared the amount of 3.75 Million as financial assistance, respectively.
A MALASAKIT Center has been made operational at NOPH with a budget of 10 Million Pesos from the National Government.
The Provincial Health Insurance of Negros Oriental or PHINO had extended help to insured indigent patients at the NOPH amounting to 1.950 Million Pesos compared to P 300, 000 in 2017. Finally, the malnutrition rate went down to 5.6% in 2018 compared to 6.7% in 2017 – a very significant down trend.