Drilon seeks to restore P16.8B DoH budget cut

Sen. Franklin Drilon (PNR TV)

Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon appealed to the the Senate Finance Committee to restore at least P16.8 billion out of the P28 billion that had been cut from the Department of Health’s budget.

Drilon stressed that the budget cut will compromise the country’s health sector including the Health Facilities Enhancement Program.

Drilon said that if the budget cut was not restored, a number of health facilities which have either been wholly or partially completed would remain unutilized to the detriment of the poor and the vulnerable.

He raised his concern during the interpellation on the P79 billion budget of the health department on Monday.