Celso turns over P2.38M Ayala health center PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:48

Constantly intensifying its infrastructure program and eventually accelerating health services, the City Government through Mayor Celso Lobregat yesterday inaugurated and turned over a newly-constructed health center in barangay Ayala.

The health center worth P2.38 million is a commitment fulfilled by Mayor Lobregat, who pledged during one of his visits to barangay Ayala to establish a barangay health center to look into the medical needs of the constituents.

Lobregat said the construction of health and wellness centers and other health facilities is consistent with the city’s vision of “Un Ciudad sin Enfermedad” with the ultimate goal of accelerating health services to barangay folk.

The health center is not only expected to serve people from Ayala but from the neighboring barangays as well.

Present during the turnover ceremonies yesterday afternoon were Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde, Councilors Nonong Guingona, Myra Paz Abubakar, Noning Biel and Rogelio Valesco Jr., City Engineer Luis Despalo, City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos, Ayala Police Station Chief PCInsp. Edilberto Alvarez and guests former councilors Charlie Mariano and Roel Natividad, former City Social Welfare Officer Francisco Barredo, Zamcelco Board President Bong Atilano, Zone III Chairman Tito Espiritusanto, young entrepreneur BG Guingona and Zamboanga Homeowners and People’s Organization President Violeta Alejandro.

Accepting the project from the city government were health officials as well as barangay officials led by Ayala chairman Diosterides Librero.

As the year approaches its final stretch, numerous other projects are expected to be completed and tuned over to the barangays where the projects are located.

The Ayala health center is the sixth project to be turned over in a week’s time. Last Monday, Lobregat and Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde and members of the City Council spearheaded the turnover of 3 infrastructures in barangay Labuan to include the barangay hall, fire station and the center for the elderly.

A renovated day care center was also turned over to barangay Talisayan that same day.

Last Thursday, the City government likewise turned over a P4.2 million barangay hall to Cabatangan.

Ayala, one of the designated growth centers in the city, will now have two health facilities. The other one is the lying in clinic located at the government complex and turned over two years ago.

Services at the lying in clinic are focused mainly on mother and child protection, while the new health center, located near the Ayala Police station, will look into the other necessary health services for the constituents in the area. — Sheila Covarrubias