(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Friday, 19 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from East to Northeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Tuesday, 19 September 2023

More super health centers to rise nationwide

BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur -- To strengthen the country's health sector, the Senate Committee on Health chairperson, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, supported the construction of more super health centers nationwide, specifically in Barobo, San Agustin and Tagbina, all in the province of Surigao del Sur, as enough funds had been allocated to build the 307 super health centers in 2022 and 322 more in 2023.

The super health center is a medium version of a polyclinic and an improved version of the rural health unit. Patterned on its original plan, the facility has a land area of 514.3 square meters, as identified by the Department of Health (DOH), as the lead agency of the program and tasked to identify strategic locations of the facilities. 

These centers, according to Senator Go, will offer database management, out-patient, birthing, isolation, diagnostic laboratory services like x-ray and ultrasound, pharmacy, and ambulatory surgical unit. Other available services are eye, ear, nose, and throat (EENT) service; oncology centers; physical therapy and rehabilitation centers; and telemedicine, which makes remote diagnosis and treatment of patients possible.

“Ito ay isang malaking hakbang para mapalapit ang gobyerno sa mga Pilipino, lalo na sa mga nangangailangan ng serbisyong medikal. Ang Super Health Center ay may layunin na ilapit ang serbisyo medikal sa inyong pamilya sa pamamagitan ng pagbigay ng primary care, medical consultations at early detection of diseases sa inyong komunidad,” Senato Go said during the recent launching of the 159th Malasakit Center in Bislig City.

Moreover, Go highlighted the recent passage of Republic Act No. 11959 or the Regional Specialty Centers Act which mandated the establishment of Regional Specialty Centers within existing DOH regional hospitals.

“Marami po sa mga kababayan natin sa iba’t ibang sulok ng Pilipinas ang walang sapat na health facilities na makakagamot sa kanilang mga karamdaman. Kaya importante na mailapit natin ang serbisyong medikal mula gobyerno sa mga taong nangangailangan nito,” Go stressed.

As the province is dear to his heart, the senator also extended his support to several projects in Bislig City to further contribute to its development, such as the construction of an evacuation center and multipurpose buildings, and the paving of a road along Bocto-Tumanan. (NGPB, PIA-Surigao del Sur)