PGIN allocates P19.5 M for medical oxygen machines, warehouse


Apr. 09, 2020 ...

The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN), through the initiative of Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc allocated a budget amounting to P19.5 Million for the procurement of medical oxygen machines and building a warehouse.

The allocated amount for medical oxygen is among the listed projects in the Supplemental Budget No. 1 of the province, approved by Gov. Marcos Manotoc, along with the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan. It was derived from the unappropriated surplus fund in the previous year.

"The Provincial Government allocated P18 Million for the medical oxygen machines and P1.5 Million for the medical oxygen warehouse. With these, we will be able to produce our own medical oxygen," Ms. Rhona Ysabel B. Daoang, Officer-in-Charge of the Communications and Media Office shared.

"Our Governor is hopeful that through this initiative, we could soon provide medical oxygen to government hospitals and even to district hospitals and medical centers. We are really hopeful that there will be no scarcity of supply in the province," Ms. Daoang added.

The Provincial Government continues to affirm its commitment in investing in the health of its people; providing them accessible healthcare services, through one of its missions: "Sapasap a salun-at."

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Almost P18 Million was also allotted from the Supplemental Budget No. 1 of the province to increase the salaries of PGIN employees.

The salary increase is based on the Salary Standardization Law V, signed by President Rodrigo Duterte, modifying the salary schedule for civilian government personnel and authorizing the grant of additional benefits, and for other purposes.

The Provincial Government is set to distribute the allocated budget for all permanent and casual employees, along with the gratuity pay for Job Order employees, within this year.