• PCSO donates P15.87 million to Biliran Hospital


    Survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda seeking treatment will more complete facilities at the Biliran Provincial Hospital (BPH) following the P15.87 million donated by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) for the purchase various medical equipment.

    PCSO General Manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas 2nd and Dr. Larry Cedro, PCSO assistant general manager for charity sector, turned over the check to Gov. Gerardo Espina Jr. of Biliran at the PCSO Headquarters in the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on Monday.

    A PCSO document showed the hospital equipment to be purchased using the P15.87 million includes one digital x-ray system (P9.79 million); one Doppler ultrasound machine (P2.7 million); one blood chemistry analyzer (P480,000)’ one electrocardiogram machine (P300,000); one hematology analyzer (P700,000); and one anesthesia machine (P1.9 million).

    Rojas and Espina said the donation was really timely considering the need for medical help of the disaster victims. Hospitals in the affected areas, such as Tacloban City, were damaged by the typhoon.

    “Since many of the survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda have been seeking hospitalization in nearby provinces, the donation will be a boost to the Biliran Provincial Hospital,” Rojas said.

    He said PCSO allocates 30 percent from every peso of revenue to the charity fund. Rojas vowed the PCSO will continue to help Visayas and Mindanao, which are now being hit by typhoons more often.


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