THE 12 hospitals, managed by the Iloilo Provincial Government, registered a new record of P281-million excess income over their personal service requirements and unutilized cash advances in 2016, according to the Hospital Management Office.
Of the excess income, P39.25 million came from Representative Pedro G. Trono Memorial District Hospital in Guimbal, P39.05 million from Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Pototan, P31.67 million from Jesus M. Colmenares District Hospital in Balasan, P26.69 million from Sara District Hospital and P23.87 million from Aleosan District Hospital in Alimodian.
Others registered the following excess income:
Dr. Ricardo S. Provido Sr. Memorial District Hospital in Calinog: P24.51 million.
Dr. Ricardo Ladrido Memorial District Hospital in Lambunao: P18.63 million.
Barotac Viejo District Hospital in Barotac Viejo: P17.47 million.
Don Valerio Palmares Sr. Memorial District Hospital in Passi City: P17.43 million.
Ramon D. Duremdes District Hospital in Dumangas: P16.10 million.
Ramon Tabiana Memorial District Hospital in Cabatuan: P9.40 million.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. directed the chiefs of hospitals to remit the said excess to the provincial treasurer on Wednesday, March 8, as part of the liquidation of the cash advances from the general fund of the province.
Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, also the chief of Hospital Management Office, explained the excess in income was largely due to unutilized subsidy from the province’s coffers.
The hospitals in Alimodian, Balasan and Calinog, for example, had major infrastructure improvement in 2016 without expense from the provincial government.
The three were recipient of $7-million aid from Korea International Cooperation Agency which increased its capacity to provide adequate and comprehensive emergency obstetric and newborn care services.
Others were also provided with assistance under the Department of Health’s Health Facilities Enhancement Program.
Banias said they are contemplating to reinvest about P150 million of the excess income to procure additional drugs and medicines, medical and laboratory supplies, and to fund other proposed hospital infrastructure projects. (Jezza A. Nepomoceno)