Senator Koko Pimentel III calls for the national government to fund more scholarships for medical schools, noting that the public will greatly benefit from this starting five years from now.

This came after Marikina City passed Ordinance No. 078 Series 2019 or “Libreng Pag-aaral sa Pagdodoktor para sa Marikeños” which offers full medical scholarships to qualified residents who aspire to become physicians.

“More doctors means more prevented and treated diseases.”

“This move of Marikina City is public service at its best. The national government should follow suit and design programs that support the studies of many aspiring doctors in our country. More doctors means more prevented and treated diseases,” said Pimentel.

“Investing in medical education will produce more healthcare professionals 5 years from now.”

The veteran legislator, who is a member of the Senate Committee on Health, expressed his full support for the said ordinance and called for more medical scholarships nationwide, saying that investing in medical education will produce more healthcare professionals five years from now.

“Kung ang ating gobyerno ay may libreng paaral sa pagdodoktor, maraming estudyante na kapos sa buhay ang mabibigyan ng pagkakataong maabot ang kanilang mga pangarap at makatulong din sa ating kababayan. Sabi nga ng ating mga kabataan ngayon, SANA ALL,” added the seasoned lawmaker.

The senator, who has filed a bill entitled “National Center for Geriatric Health and Research Institute Act” also stressed that our country not only needs more doctors but also needs more doctors to specialize in the field of medicine for the elderly.

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