Health Sec. Duque unmasks DOH irregularities in P8.1-B Brgy Health Station project: I am beyond frustrated! - The Daily Sentry

Monday, June 18, 2018



Health Sec. Duque unmasks DOH irregularities in P8.1-B Brgy Health Station project: I am beyond frustrated!



Department of Health | CTTO
Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque exposed of what he discovered a lot more of anomalies in the health department and has promised that all those involved in the alleged irregularities will be dismissed from office.

Duque has expressed shock into a multi billion implementation and construction of the P8.1-B school based Barangay Health Station (BHS) Project, among of the department projects and programs believed to be anomalous.

The main purpose of BHS project is to build 5,700 functional barangay health stations accredited by PhilHealth to ensure access of all every barangay to primary care, citing a public elementary schools as the project sites.

DOH Secretary Francisco Duque  | CTTO

"I tried to give the persons involved the benefit of the doubt. I am beyond frustrated. I am saddened and disgusted that the Filipino people are being shortchanged by the very people who were supposed to serve them,"

Following with President Rodrigo Duterte's intensified campaign to put an end on the graft and corruption under his administration, the Health chief has initiated his own probe in April within his department due and came up with the report attesting the 2017 report from Commission on Audit (COA) flagging the projects's procurement process.

Health chief vowed transparency on the DOH in the investigations as well as placing a proper actions against those involved officials.


"Heads will roll. Big names, small names, past and present. There will be no sacred cows. Heads will definitely roll,"



Photo for illustration purposes only | CTTO

Photo for illustration purposes only | CTTO

The DOH also added there were reports that officials of the DOH recommending payment without validation and financial document requirements.

The COA report said that "the project establishing 5,700 Barangay Health Stations (BHS) in public schools in 2015 and 2016 was obstructed by ineligible and non-workable project sites that were not fully validated before project contracting and implementation due to absence of specific guidelines."

"Delayed and non-completion of the total BHS contracted again impacts on the procured equipment which remain idle or undistributed to intended school-based BHS.”

Duque said he has ordered a meticulous review of all transactions entered into by the previous administrations.


Photo for illustration purposes only | CTTO

Photo for illustration purposes only | CTTO
He also added that he also submitted documents to the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission, which issued requests and subpoenas to aid their own parallel investigation.

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