Made a quick ocular visit to Southern Philippines Medical Center to check their facilities and have a personal account on our kababayan’s needs.

I was impressed. This is by far the most modernized government hospital that I have visited, with almost complete facilities, orderly units and modernized equipment.

Thank you Dr. Leopoldo Vega, Medical Chief and all the hospital staff for the warm welcome and for touring me around your well-organized hospital.

As Chair of the Senate Committee on Health, I shared with them our vision of modernizing the existing medical facilities in other areas by the year 2022.

This hospital should be the model for other government hospitals.