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Task Force on A.O. 2012-0012


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The Philippine Hospital Association Board Of Directors, fresh from its Sunday, May 24, 2015,  CAR Regions 1 and 2 Regional conference in Baguio,  paid the Department of Health Secretary Garin a courtesy call after the Monday, May 25, 2015, flag ceremony at the grounds of the Department. This favorable response to an audience was the result of the unfledgling  efforts and follow ups made by the PHA President Dr Ruben Flores so that the DOH Secretary can hear for herself the escalating cries of the hospitals pertaining to the nearing implementation date of the AO2012-0012. The PHA , in several instances, even during the time of then Secretary Enrique Ona, presented the sentiments and clamors of its hospital members as regard to the provisions of AO2012-0012 through several  position papers. The said AO focuses mainly on the reclassification of hospitals.

Dr. Ruben Flores said that If the tone and direction of the discussions by the PHA with the Secretary were to be gauged, the hospitals can expect favorable and swift action to their request. She has issued an AO creating a Task Force to look into the Reclassification issues and concerns by hospitals.

Also present were other Directors of the PHA: Dr Jaime Almora-PHA Head of Task Force, Dr Jesus Jardin - Head Task Force PHIC, Dr Rustico Jimenez-PHA PRO, PHA Directors: Dr. Huberto Lapuz, Dra. Ma. Lourdes Otayza, Dr Harold Gallego and PHA Executive Director Mac Caliwara.

Read Position Letter to Sec. Garin