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Research muna bago comment! Doctor defends Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City from critics

A health care provider defended the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) situated in Davao City after some critics questioned why the stated hospital acquired the most important quantity of Philippine Health Insurance Corporation’s (PhilHealth) Internal Reimbursement Mechanism (IRM) for COVID-19 remedy amongst different hospitals.

In a Facebook submit, Dr. Bernard Chiew, a heart specialist from Davao City listed the ‘facts’ about SPMC so the critics wouldn’t get confused about why the stated hospital was receiving massive sum of money from PhilHealth.

Here’s what he stated:

“1) Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) is in Davao City. Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) is in another province, at Tagum City in Davao Del Norte.”

“2) SPMC is the biggest government hospital in the country with 1500 beds. PGH is second with 1100 beds.”

“6) SPMC is not just an “infirmary clinic” that others make it seem. Since the beginning of the Covid Pandemic, on common, SPMC is taking good care of greater than 130 in-patient Covid circumstances each day (about 100 grownup Covid sufferers and 30 pediatric covid circumstances). This doesn’t embody the tons of of different non-COVID circumstances within the hospital.”

“7) In Metro Manila, unlike in Davao City’s SPMC, PGH do not bear the brunt of ALL covid cases. Covid cases are being admitted in private hospitals and other government hospitals in Metro Manila.”

“8)Actually, Metro Manila got the biggest share of Covid funds at Php592M (PGH, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, and Quirino Memorial Medical Center). Davao CIty (SPMC) got Php326M.”

The physician then known as out the individuals making feedback in opposition to SPMC with out making their correct analysis.

He additionally criticized the “intellectually dishonest” individuals who have been conscious of the info however nonetheless selected to remark in opposition to SPMC.

Chiew then stated the critics ought to cease evaluating SPMC and the Philippine General Hospital in Metro Manila.

“I just wanted to show how much SPMC has developed and improved the last 20 yrs. Besides, our colleagues in PGH are our friends. Most of the consultants at SPMC had their training in PGH. This is not about SPMC vs PGH. It will never be SPMC vs PGH,” he stated.

The physician included a video displaying the event of SPMC

On August 11, Philhealth authorized counsel Roberto Labe Jr. confirmed the highest 10 hospitals receiving IRM within the nation.

It confirmed that SPMC acquired 326-M adopted by PGH, P263-M, Davao Regional Medical Center, P209-M, Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Center, P204 million, Jose B. Lingad Memorial Regional Hospital, P201-M, National Kidney and Transplant Institute, P179-M, Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center, P165-M , Northern Mindanao Medical Center, P150.2-M , Quirino Memorial Medical Center P150-M , Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center, P146.2-M


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