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AGHAM pushes for enactment of PNHRS Bill

 
Congressman Angelo B. Palmones of AGHAM stresses his support for the PNHRS Bill

 

To address the pressing health needs of the Filipinos, one of the bills being pushed by the Alyansa ng mga Grupong Haligi ng Agham at Teknolohiya para sa Mamamayan (AGHAM) Party List is the Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Act of 2011.

Titled, "An Act Institutionalizing the Philippine National Health Research System," the Bill mandates selected government agencies to allocate a percentage of their gross annual income to health R&D activities. When the bill turns into law, PNHRS will be assured of a stable fund source to support health researchers in generating ethical and relevant health knowledge and innovations.

 

"The House Committee on Health considered the PNHRS Bill as one of the priority measures that has to be passed because we believe that it will make big improvement in the delivery of healthcare services in the country," said Congressman Angelo B. Palmones of AGHAM in his report during the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development's (PCHRD) 30th anniversary.

At present, the Bill is undergoing deliberations in the Committee on Appropriations at the House of Representatives.

Cong. Palmones encouraged the stakeholders to promote and support the passage of the PNHRS Bill. "We enjoin the cooperation and assistance of the stakeholders for the passage of this Bill by lobbying for support with your district representatives," he said.