CITY OF CALAPAN, Oriental Mindoro – Villagers in remote areas of this city will soon have easy access to upgraded services to be provided by the soon-to-rise Super Health Center (SHC) in Barangay Guinobatan.
“The Super Health Center is a medium version of a polyclinic and an improved version of the rural health unit,” Senator Christopher Lawrence "Bong" Go said in a social media post on Monday night.
Go led local government officials in the groundbreaking rites for the SHC here afternoon of the same day.
He said the facility aims to serve far-flung communities by providing consultation and treatment services including birthing, isolation, diagnostic (laboratory, x-ray and ultrasound), pharmacy and ambulatory surgery.
There will also be medical services for the eye, ear, nose, and throat (EENT), oncology, physical therapy and rehabilitation.
The Department of Health (DOH), as the lead implementing agency for the SHC, selects strategic locations for SHCs around the country. It builds the facilities and then turns it over to the local government unit for daily operations.
The DOH projects more than 300 SHCs to be established nationwide.
While in this province, Go also checked the operation of the Malasakit Center at the Oriental Mindoro Provincial Hospital (OMPH), the 83rd to be established in the country and the first in the province when it was opened to the public on Sept. 18, 2020, according to the provincial information office.
He also extended financial assistance to 300 admitted patients at the OMPH through the Aid to Individuals in Crisis Situation (AICS) program from his funds allotted to the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
Employees of OMPH, on the other hand, received grocery packs and vitamins from the senator.
Go principally authored and sponsored Republic Act 11463, the Malasakit Centers Act of 2019.
Meanwhile, Oriental Mindoro Governor Humerlito Dolor, in his Facebook post on Tuesday, said three more SHCs will be put up in the province, particularly in the towns of Bansud, Mansalay and Bulalacao. (PNA)