SAP GO: Presidentcommitted to improve health care for PNP
Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go said President Rodrigo Duterte remains committed to improving the health services that are being provided for the Philippine National Police, and ensured that there will be a fair treatment among the military and police with regard to the medical services and assistance they receive.
In a media interview during his visit to the PNP-Health Service anniversary on Wednesday, he assured that there will be improvements and modernization for the national police.
“Sinabi ni Pangulong Duterte na kung ano ang naibigay sa AFP, iyong pag-improve ng Veterans Hospital, iyon din ang ibibigay sa PNP Health Services (President Duterte said whatever is being given to the AFP, like the improvement of the Veterans Hospital, will be done to the PNP Health Services),” Go said.
The presidential assistant said the priority of the Duterte administration has always been the police and the military, because the Chief Executive puts huge importance in maintaining the country’s peace and order.
This has been apparent, Go said, when Duterte fulfilled his promise to increase the base pay of the police – a promise he made in 2016 — even without the unforeseen wars and conflicts that happened under the his administration.
Go assured the PNP that there will be improved facilities and a modernized PNP General Hospital.
SAP Go also mentioned that he will check the current status of the development of the medical facilities in Camp Panopio.
Duterte’s closest aide said he already discussed with PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde other things that need to be addressed to improve health services for the police.
“Tutungo po kami sa hospital. Initially, napagusapan na po namin ni General Albayalde including his wife yung mga pagkukulang po; at sabi po ng ating pangulo kung ano yung nabibigay ko sa mga armed forces, sa mga militar, ibibigay ko rin po sa kapulisan yung mga pagkukulang ko (We will be visiting the hospital [PNP General Hospital]. Initially, I’ve talked to General Albayalde and his wife about the disparities and shortcomings, and the President said that whatever is being given to the armed forces, to the military, must also be given to the police),” Go said.
The President, Go said, values the utmost importance of the police and the military because they are the front-liners in ensuring peace and order in the country. (PR)