Celso unveils P2.2 million Tumaga wellness center PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 02 March 2012 14:33

Mayor Celso Lobregat recently inaugurated the newly-constructed wellness center in barangay Tumaga in line with the city government’s effort to accelerate health services.

Costing P2.2 million, the wellness center is also a lying-in clinic and has other features that can adequately provide the needs of the constituents. In fact, during its inauguration, a healthy baby girl was born via normal delivery at the maternity room.

Assisting the mayor in unveiling the project were Councilors Lillia Nuño, Myra Paz Abubakar, Rudy Lim and Rogelio Valesco Jr., City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos and staff and Tumaga barangay officials led by chairperson Carol Gaganting.

Gaganting in her message thanked Mayor Lobregat and the city government for the newly-constructed health facility stressing that it will surely help improve health services in her barangay which has thousands of residents.

She expressed elation that the unveiling of the new wellness center comes only a few months before the city-funded new barangay hall, now ongoing construction is set to complete.

Mayor Lobregat said the city government under his administration has implemented numerous infrastructure projects amounting to over P70 million. These projects include slope protection, rip rapping, school buildings and several others.

The city is also set to construct at the Tumaga Elementary School, a 2-storey 24-classroom building, one of the biggest school building projects in the city, this year to help in the education needs of the children in the barangay.

“We will continue to give priority, education, health and barangays”, the mayor declared, as he turned over the wellness center.

In 2011, the city constructed 3 new health and wellness centers in Manicaha, Baliwasan and Taluksangay. The health center in Sta. Catalina was virtually reconstructed and expanded. The rehabilitation and improvement of the Senior Citizens’ ward at the Zamboanga City Medical Center was also completed.

The on-going projects are the expansion of the Mercedes health center and the P4.9 million expansion of the Lying-in Clinic in Vitali. On-going also is the rehabilitation/construction/improvement of the Red Cross Blood Bank Center in the amount of P6.7 million.

For 2012, health and wellness centers will be constructed in Pasonanca, Sangali, Ayala and Mariki. The operating room at Quiniput Hospital will also be constructed while the health centers of Guiwan, Tetuan, Talon-talon, Putik, Culianan and Sibulao will undergo major reconstruction and expansion and improvement.

Plans are also in the offing for the Campo Islam and the Recodo health centers. — Sheila Covarrubias