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Duterte committed to improve medical support for the PNP

By Rodolfo Andal

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SPECIAL Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go on Wednesday said President Rodrigo Duterte is committed to improving the health services being provided for the Philippine National Police.

This was learned after Go attended the PNP-Health Service Anniversary in Camp Crame. He said the President gave the PNP his assurance that they will receive reasonable medical services and assistance, adding that there will be improvements and modernization of the PNP General Hospital soon.

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,” Go said.

Go noted that the priority of the administration has always been the police and the military, because President Duterte gives weight to peace and order in the country. He said this has been apparent when the President fulfilled his promise to increase the base pay of the police.

At the same time, Go revealed that he will check the current status of the development of the Medical Facility in Camp Panopio and that he and Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde already had a preliminary talk about the medical needs of the PNP.

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.”

Go said Duterte is tentatively set to visit the PNP General hospital on August 8.


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Rodolfo Andal
Aside for writing for Beyond Deadlines, Rodolfo "Rudy" Andal is also a senior reporter of Pilipino Star Ngayon covering the Malacanang beat, a prized assignment for Philippine based reporters. He started working as journalist in 1989 and is a news stringer of Associated Press and Asahi Shimbun, two of the most prestigious wire services in the world.

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