Bong Go lauds groundbreaking of Super Health Centers in Surigao
Sen. Bong Go remains committed to providing better access to quality healthcare services and building more public health facilities across the country as two Super Health Centers held their groundbreaking in Barangays Cagniog and Luna in Surigao City, Surigao del Norte on Friday, 11 November.
In his video message, Go expressed his confidence that the government would be able to help more poor and indigent patients, particularly those in rural areas, with the establishment of more Super Health Centers nationwide.
“Layunin po ng mga centers na ito na mas ilapit pa sa ating mga kababayan ang mga serbisyong medikal ng gobyerno, lalo na sa mga nasa liblib na lugar at pinaka nangangailangan ng mga ito,” explained Go.
“Sa pamamagitan nito, hindi na nila kailangang pumunta sa mga malalaking ospital na kadalasan ay nasa mga syudad kung wala namang malalang sakit at magagamot naman sa pasilidad na mas malapit sa kanila,” he added.
Services offered in Super Health Centers include database management, out-patient, birthing, isolation, diagnostic (laboratory: 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 center; and telemedicine, where remote diagnosis and treatment of patients will be done.
Go, who successfully pushed for the funding of the Super Health Centers in the city, previously cited that the government will be able to construct 307 Super Health Centers nationwide from the nearly PhP3.6 billion allocated in the 2022 Health Facilities Enhancement Program.
Moreover, he also supported the construction of other Super Health Centers in the province, including in San Benito, Del Carmen, Alegria, Claver, Dapa and General Luna. DOH plans to construct at least 320 more SHCs nationwide in 2023.
“Sabi ko nga, now is the time to really invest in our healthcare system. Umaasa ako na ito ang huling pandemya sa ating buhay pero ang totoo hindi natin alam kung kailan dadating ang susunod,” expressed Go.
“Talaga pong nabigla ang ating healthcare nung dumating ang pandemya kaya naman pursigido po talaga ako na palakasin pa po ito sa abot ng aking makakaya. Dapat po talaga palagi tayong one-step ahead,” he continued.
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