DOH turns over P2.3-M health center in Guiwan PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 06 June 2014 11:15

The Department of Health yesterday turned over to the city government the newly constructed health center amounting to P2.3 million in Barangay Guiwan, this city.

Dr. Luella Estanver, assistant regional director of DOH, turned over the key to Mayor Beng Climaco who in turn gave it to District 2 Rep. Lulia Nuno then to City Health Officer Dr. Rodel Agbulos, Barangay Chairman Samuel Natividad and the medical officer Dr. Rosana Arquiza.

At the same time, Dr. Estanver also turned over P214,000 worth of assorted medical facilities to Barangay Guiwan, which also serves the residents of nearby barangays of Putik, Divisoria and Boalan.

Just like other health centers in the city, the one in Guiwan serves maternal care and delivery for free to PhilHealth members.

Present during the turnover and blessing rites were Councilors Gerky Valesco and Gerry Perez along with the barangay chairmen of Tetuan, Divisoria and Boalan, Rev. Fr. Sulficio Solivan Jr. officiated the blessing of the structure.

The other day, Mayor Climaco turned over the city government-funded health center in Barangay Guisao.

The establishment of health centers and related facilities in the barangays falls well under Climaco’s priority areas of her administration acronymed SHE for Security, Health and Education.

In her message at the City Development Council (CDC) meeting Wednesday, Mayor Climaco stressed that goof health is good governance.

“With our vision for responsible Zamboangueno community that is positioned to respond to current and future health challenges and well-being of all Zamboanguenos, we have improved and expanded our health programs as well as rolled out our service-oriented caravan dedicated to bringing frontline government services to the community,” the lady chief executive said.

She was referring to the “Dia del Alcalde,” which is being conducted in the barangays in lieu of the traditional Mayor’s Night (of entertainment) during fiesta celebrations.

“The Dia del Alcalde was able to touch base with various barangays with thousands of residents, mostly indigents, benefitting from free medical checkups, medicines, dental services, etc.,” she said. — Vic Larato