VSMMC offers free emergency care

By: Lesley Cara Delos Santos September 05,2016 - 05:40 PM
Hospital Order 1216 from VSMMC that was shared by Cebu City Councilor Atty. Ramond Garcia on his Facebook page (GRABBED FROM ATTY. RAYMOND GARCIA'S FACEBOOK PAGE).

Hospital Order 1216 from VSMMC that was shared by Cebu City Councilor Ramond Alvin Garcia on his Facebook page (GRABBED FROM ATTY. RAYMOND GARCIA’S FACEBOOK PAGE).

The VSMMC issues Hospital Order that makes services from its Emergency Department free and ‘Charged to Bill’

The Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center (VSMMC) issued a directive that would make emergency services free and “charged to bill.”

According to the Hospital Order, the reforms that will take effect are: (1) All patients seen at the Emergency Department will avail of the free services to include laboratories, medicines, and procedures, (2) Once admitted all will be ‘Charged to Bill,’ (3) A Simplified Medical Social Service classification done after admission in a socialized scheme, and (4) Providing and acquiring medicines both in emergency and in wards to charge patients and to bill later.

The order was issued in keeping with the Duterte administration’s objective to “provide access to basic services” at the Emergency Department especially to indigent patients.

The order covers free lab procedures and medicines. Cebu City Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia shared a copy of the VSMMC order in his Facebook page and was jubilant at the services that have been made available.

Sa mga muadto sa Vicente Sotto Memorial Hospital aron magpa-tambal, wa na mo’y bayronon kung adto mo sa Emergency Room. Kung kinahanglan magpa-admit, dili na sab mo mabalibaran kung wa moy downpayment nga ikabayad. Daghang salamat, President #DU30!,” Cebu City Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia said in his Facebook post.

The Hospital Order was duly signed by VSMMC’s Medical Center Chief II Gerardo M. Aquino Jr., MD, MHA, CEO VI and took effect starting this month.

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