By: Elena Grace Flores
In line with her father’s city public service trademark that can be felt by constituents, Mayor Abby Binay reports on her accomplishments during her first 100 days as mayor of Makati. The improvements and projects were done generally to give its constituents the quality of life they deserve. Healthcare, senior citizens privileges, business or livelihood opportunities, drug-free efforts, plus more.
City Hall Services
At City Hall, the transfer of frontline offices previously located in upper floors to the ground floor of the main building and building II for the convenience of clients has been facilitated. These include the MHP Office and the Sanitary Section Office under the Makati Health Department.
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The Yellow Card is the popular name for the Makati Health Plus Program (MHP). With the Yellow Card, Makati residents, city government workers, and other qualified beneficiaries are provided with government-subsidized health care at the Ospital ng Makati (OSMAK) and the city’s health centers. Effective October 10, the validity of the Yellow Card is extended to three years, instead of one year, for Makati residents.
Ospital ng Makati
Barcode System for Efficient City Public Service
Nurses have also been designated as Physician Assistants to explain and update patients on their medical condition and results of their tests. Patients and their relatives no longer need to wait for their doctor to explain and update them, thereby reducing their anxiety.
Emergency Room Lounge
Summing Up the Services Provided
As part of our program to promote walkable streets for the safety of our residents and the general public, the city government has so far cleared 128 streets of sidewalk vendors, stalls, and other obstructions.
As of September, a total of 1,333 drug users and pushers have surrendered under Oplan Tokhang. The Makati Police also arrested 179 individuals, consisting of 114 users and 65 pushers. All of Makati’s barangays, including the six gated villages, extended their cooperation to the Makati Police.
Assistance is given to 64 drug dependents including some surrenderers from the barangays. Of these, 30 were admitted into various rehabilitation centers including DOH-run facilities in Bicutan and Tagaytay. 23 were enrolled in our counseling program, while the rest were referred to the National Center for Mental Health.
The above are the main city public service improvements just in the first quarter of Binay's term. Other efforts are with the commercial sector - where compliance to the rules are strictly imposed.