Top Five Health Care Priorities Needing Immediate Positive Action

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What are our healthcare priorities?

Health care issues that have been there before he ascended into office. Pres. Benigno Aquino III, my president, if health is one of your top two (other is education) thrust for governance, these are the issues that needed your immediate attention and resolution.

  1. Realistic, workable and universal health care reform policy that covers ALL the stakeholders in it.
  2. Control population growth explosion vis a vis the reproductive health care law implementation.
  3. An national health insurance system that is expanded and will benefit not just patients but to health care providers as well.
  4. Implementation of Magna carta’s for patients, magna carta for health workers, including the freedom of the “Morong 43”.
  5. Restructuring of the medical education act and the policies governing education of our health care workers.

Too much?Impossible? Hard definitely. But not impossible. Six years enough?I took Ninoy his life to give us our freedom. Whether you like it or not, that will be our standards for your performance.

Dr. Remo-tito Aguilar co-founded #HealthXPh. A board certified orthopedic surgeon, he is Chief of Clinics at General Santos Medical Center and Medical Specialist II Orthopedics at the Southern Philippines Medical Center in Davao City. Dr. Aguilar is a healthcare social media evangelist and writes his medical musings at The Cast & Curious (