President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to take away Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial over the slow procurement of medical equipment for navy hospitals.
Duterte revealed his risk to Ubial in a speech earlier than the members of the 403rd Infantry Brigade in Bukidnon.
“Sinabi ko kay Ubial, ‘Do it in 60 days, or do it this month. Kung hindi ninyo palitan ‘yang procedure, kayo ang palitan ko,’” he stated.
Duterte didn’t cover his frustration over the slow procurement of medical equipment for troopers, noting that they’ve but to arrive even when he ordered them early on in his time period.
He stated he sees no motive for the purchases to be delayed if there is no such thing as a anomaly within the bidding course of.
“Don’t give me that s*** about a bidding process. Eh kung wala namang magnanakaw diyan sumasali, bakit patagalin niyo nang ganun? Sabi ko, ‘Change the procedure or I will change you,’” Duterte stated.
The President has repeatedly promised troopers they’ll have the perfect equipment whereas he’s in workplace.
In addition to shopping for new medical equipment, Duterte has allowed the presidential aircraft to be utilized in flying wounded troopers to hospitals the place they may get the perfect therapy.