8 months DOH reports 98-percent utilization rate in national immunization program MB
By Analou De Vera The Department of Health (DOH) said that the P7.4 billion budget for the national immunization program last year was properly utilized. “Based on our public records, we had a 98 percent utilization rate which translates to an expenditure of P7.3 billion,” said the DOH in a statement. The remaining fund is now part of the health department’s savings. The DOH said the bulk of the budget was allocated for the procurement of vaccines for infants, adolescents, senior citizens, and the “rest were injection devices.” The DOH said that included in the procurement were vaccines for Measles ... more