As Chairman of Senate Committee on Health, I visited the Surigao del Norte Provincial Hospital to personally qualify the urgent needs of the patients and assess the status of their medical equipment and facilities.

Congratulations Governor Sol Matugas, Vice Governor Arturo Carlos Egay Jr. and provincial officials for having a very beautiful Provincial hospital facility. One of the nicest I have seen. I assured them my continuous support to upgrade their medical facilities.

Also, I discussed the benefits from the Universal Health Care program where delivery of quality and accessible medical services for all Filipinos are assured.

This measure, which is already on the final stages of legislation, is expected to pass within this month of October.