Erap says Manila hospitals serve all

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Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada on Monday asserted that there is no truth to the accusations of his opponents for the mayoralty post that the public hospitals in Manila serve only those who will vote for him on May 9.

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Estrada assured Manileños that his administration will continue to deliver prompt, quality, and free health services in Manila’s six public hospitals regardless of their political leanings.

The camps of former Mayor Alfredo Lim and Rep. Amado Bagatsing have told residents in their campaign sorties that the city-owned hospitals only serve pro-Estrada residents.

“It (selective provision of medical services) will never happen under my term. Our hospital services are non-political. Regardless of who you are, what your religion is, your gender, your background, and even your political beliefs, as long as you are a legitimate Manileño, you will receive the same free healthcare services from our health institutions,” Estrada stressed.

He said he has a long-standing order to doctors and personnel of the six public hospitals to promptly take care of patients seeking medical treatment. Manila’s six public hospitals are Sta. Ana Hospital, Ospital ng Tondo, Ospital ng Sampaloc, Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center, Justice Jose Abad Santos General Hospital, and Gat Andres Bonifacio Memorial Medical Center.

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