LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – Benguet Caretaker Congressman and Anti-Crime and Terrorism through Community Involvement and Support (ACT-CIS) Party-list Rep. Eric Yap is currently working out the delivery of a good number of all-terrain medical transport vehicles that will be distributed to the thirteen municipalities and the province to help in significantly improving the delivery of quality health care services to the people from the rural communities.
Yap, who chairs the House Committee on Appropriations, stated that the provision of such all-weather medical transport vehicles will definitely help in saving the lives of sick who need to be immediately transported to the nearest health facility for proper treatment.
Congressman Yap admitted that the difficulty of the terrain leading to the remote villages of the province continues to be a major hindrance in the efficient and effective delivery of quality health care services, thus, he thought of personally working out the provision of all-terrain medical transport vehicles for each of the municipalities and the province to ensure timely response to the needs of individuals seeking attention from health care facilities.
According to him, the delivery of the all-terrain medical transport vehicles to the province will be done by the second semester of the year so that it could be immediately used by the concerned municipalities during the rainy season when transporting patients could be difficult.
The neophyte lawmaker reported he is consulting with the various sectors in the different parts of the province to personally listen to their plight so that appropriate representations could be done with concerned government agencies to act on issues and concerns of the greater majority of the populace, especially the less fortunate ones in the countryside.
Earlier, Yap accessed from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) a number of ambulances for the various municipalities where some of the said vehicles were already given to the initial recipients while the rest of the ambulances will be distributed as soon as the same will be made available by the PCSO.
He asserted there is a need to continue improving the delivery of quality health care services to the people in the countryside and he is doing his very best to access available and appropriate assistance from concerned government agencies and the private sector that could contribute in the realization of his primary objective of achieving the overall development of the province to help elevate it to a higher status. By HENT