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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

KALAHI KKB rehabs 2 health centers in AgSur town

BUTUAN CITY -- Two barangay health stations were repaired and temporarily converted into a quarantine facility in the municipality of Talacogon, Agusan del Sur province, to help residents in their need in this time of pandemic.

The health centers in barangays Causwagan and La Flora were rehabilitated under the Department of Social Welfare and Development's (DSWD) KALAHI-CIDSS Kapangyarihan at Kaunlaran sa Barangay (KKB).

KALAHI-CIDSS KKB is implemented under the National Community-Driven Development Program (NCDDP). Before the pandemic, the project focuses on supporting livelihood related priorities of communities that generate and diversify income of households using the CDD approach. However, it shifted into a Disaster Response Operation Modality (DROM) due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In Barangay Causwagan, the Improvement of Barangay Health Station for Temporary Quarantine Facility cost Php725,403.38. It was started on June 30 and completed on August 6, 2021. It is expected to benefit 738 households in the said village.

Causwagan's barangay health station is fully furnished and complete with a handwashing stand, alcohol dispenser, a thermogun, hot and cold water dispenser, a 42" smart television, portable trolley speaker, emergency light, five electric fans, three folding beds, 10 tables, six chairs, five trash bins, three pails, and three dippers. Provision of alcohol and face masks were included.

In Barangay La Flora, the Improvement of Barangay Health Station for Temporary Quarantine Facility cost Php751,186.50. The project started on June 29 and was completed on August 6. It targets to benefit 322 households. The health station is built on stilts as the said village, which is situated on the banks of Agusan River, is a flood-prone area.

The project includes construction of restrooms and provision of 25 chairs, three beds with mats, five electric fans, five tables, garbage bins, a water dispenser, handwashing stand, portable speaker, emergency light, pails and dippers.

Talacogon Mayor Pauline Marie R. Masendo, who was present during the turnover ceremonies of both subprojects, expressed her gratitude to the Department for the said assistance.

"Sa kanunay kita nagpasalamat sa KALAHI sa tanan nga mga kaayuhan ug proyekto nga gipaabot sa atoa (As always, we are thankful to KALAHI for all the projects they have given to us)," Mayor Masendo said.

"Kinahanglan nga ma-sustain nato ang project ug ma-maintain ang kanindot ug kalig-on. Sa atong barangay health station, gwapa jud siya. Salamat gyud kaayo sa community involvement (The project should be sustained and building integrity should be maintained. Our barangay health station is really wonderful. Thank you so much for the community involvement),” the mayor added.

“Daghan gani nakadayeg niini nga project tungod sa kanindot. Kinasingkasing nakong pasalamat sa KALAHI (Many praised such wonderful subproject. My heartfelt gratitude to KALAHI),” Barangay Causwagan chairperson Gloria Otaza said.

Barangay Chairperson Romie Otacan of Brgy. La Flora, meanwhile, said, “Dako nakong kalipay nga nahuman ang subproject. Dako namo nga pasalamat kay usa mi sa nahatagan og proyekto. Og naay ma quarantine diri sa barangay, wa na tay problemahon kay kumpleto ang gamit para sa ma-quarantine (It’s such a great joy that the subproject was completed. We are very grateful that we were given such project. If someone will be quarantined here in the barangay, we won’t be worried since he/she has all the things they need).” (DSWD-Caraga/PIA-Agusan del Sur)