Governor Bong Lacson presided over the Provincial Health Board Meeting held at Negros Residences in Bacolod City yesterday, February 8, 2023.
The PHB is the steward of the Integrated Local Health System in the province, which serves as advisory committee to the Sanggunian on health matters; and create committees which shall advise local health agencies, consistent with the DOH technical and administrative standards.
The board discussed about the UHC Act IRR, which provided for the additional functions of the provincial and city health boards such as supervising and coordinating the integration and delivery of health services across the health care continuum for province-wide and city-wide health systems, among others.
The UHC Law specifically states that the PHB shall have administrative and technical supervision over health facilities and health human resources within their territorial jurisdiction.
Also present in the meeting were Board Members Araceli Somosa and Rommel Debulgado, and Provincial Health Officer Ernell Tumimbang, among others.