Provide a one-time grant of P7 Billion to the PGH for modernization
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Every year, over 600,000 Filipinos, mostly indigent, troop to the Philippine General Hospital seeking medical assistance. That's an average of one patient per minute. At that rate, the building (originally built in 1907), the equipment - not to mention the staff - are pushed to the limits. The hospital's current budget is barely sufficient for day to day operations. This is why the roof in some sections and old plumbing leak; CT scan, MRI or XRay machines conk out; the elevators need to be upgraded, and even just lighting along corridors need to be improved. What better way to spend the PDAF than with a one-time grant to the nation's largest charity hospital to bring it up to the standards of private hospitals? If we the ordinary people are our political leaders' "bosses", why shouldn't we have a hospital that is just as good as the private ones our "servants" go to???
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