BATANGAS City — Vice presidential candidate Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte expressed disappointment over the poor and delayed implementation of the Universal Healthcare Law.
Speaking before a group of doctors, nurses and health workers in Batangas, Mayor Sara vowed to help the next administration in fully implementing the law.
“It is already a law but ang bagal ng implementation ng batas, ang daming reforms na supposedly dapat nandoon but hindo pa,” Mayor Sara said.
“It’s either mabagal o hindi pa nasisimulan,” the Lakas-CMD and Hugpong ng Pagbabago bet added.
Mayor Sara is in Batangas for the Southern Tagalog campaign sortie.
She underscored the need to implement the law properly and fully in order to provide better healthcare programs to the Filipinos, especially during pandemic.
The Philippines is among the countries in the world that is widely affected by the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
According to Mayor Sara, most of the Local Government Units (LGUs) including Davao City failed to implement the said law.
“Even in our city, the local government unit of Davao City, hirap kami how to operationalize the UHC and hindi naming alam kung saan kami magsisimula,” Mayor Sara said.
Inday Sara said should the UniTeam wins the 2022 elections, they will try their best to implement the Universal Health Act.
“Napakaganda ng batas, it is very big challenge for local government units kung paano ibaba yung mga pwedeng gawin at makatulong sa ating kababayan,” she added.