Tags: Philippine health system
By MARYA SALAMAT
Years of slashed budgets have resulted in the severely reduced servicing of indigent patients, the reduced benefits of the hospital employees, and, as health workers fear, the risk of final or formal privatization of the Philippine Heart Center.
There are dire signs that if the exodus of Filipino health professionals continue over the next three years, the Philippine health care system will be in crisis. By Charles Raiñer C. Marquez Contributed to Bulatlat.com In the past two years, there have been half-a-million students enrolled in about 30 medical schools, 140 nursing schools, 113…