UNICEF boosts Zambo Norte health program PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 29 March 2015 14:38

DIPOLOG CITY — The United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has donated 479 boxes of medical supplies providing a boost to the health program of the provincial government.

The donated medical supplies that arrived here Wednesday also include instruments and equipment, which Gov. Roberto Uy described as a big help to the province’ health program.

Uy handed over the multi-vitamins, antibiotics and some medical instruments to Bayanihan Outreach Program Coordinator Imelda Endab to be used in medical outreach programs of the provincial government.

The focus of the provincial government’s health program is the conduct of medical outreach, which most of the beneficiaries are residents of far-flung barangays of the province.

This province, which comprises of two component cities and 25 municipalities, has a total of 691 barangays with a population of 957,997 as of the 2010 census.

Uy turned over some of the medicines to Dr. Eduardo Luayon, provincial health officer, for distribution to the different district hospitals of Sergio Osmeña, Siocon, Labason, Liloy, Sindangan, Sibuco, Manukan, Piñan, and Rizal as well to the Zamboanga del Norte Medical Center.

Luayon said the donation from UNICEF is a big help to the health program of the governor although the province had enough supplies of medicines.

Luyaon said that as far as he knows the UNICEF donation was the first the province received from the international humanitarian agency.

Uy has also allocated medicines for emergency use in time of disasters.