Bong Go attends Super Health Center groundbreaking in Numancia, Aklan

After attending the groundbreaking of two Super Health Centers in Maasin, Iloilo and Kalibo, Aklan, Sen. Bong Go personally witnessed the groundbreaking of the Super Health Center in Numancia, Aklan on Saturday, 21 January.

Go vowed to continue supporting the establishment of more Super Health Centers across the country, citing how they can significantly help reduce hospital occupancy rates and bring crucial basic health services closer to those in need especially in the grassroots.

“Sa abot po ng aking makakaya, tutulong ako sa pagpaparami ng Super Health Centers sa bansa. Napakalaking tulong nito, lalo na sa mga kababayan natin na nasa rural areas at hirap maka-access ng basic health services. ‘Yun po ang layunin ng mga Super Health Centers, ang ilapit sa mamamayan ang serbisyong medikal ng gobyerno,” underscored Go in his speech.

“Akin lang ipapaliwanag sa inyo itong Super Health Center, maliit lang itong building. ‘Yung manganganak, pwede nang manganak dito, birthing facilities, dental, laboratory pwede na. Alam n’yo ba, kawawa ‘yung mga malalayong lugar na walang health center. ‘Yung iba, nanganganak na lang sa tricycle, sa taxi dahil malalayo sa ospital,” he explained.

Apart from Numancia and Kalibo, seven more Super Health Centers are expected to be established in Aklan, particularly in Ibajay, Balete, Batan, Malay, Nabas, New Washington, and Tangalan – the last one’s groundbreaking having been also personally witnessed by Go later that day.

Some 307 SHCs were funded in 2022 through Go’s initiative. He likewise earlier successfully pushed for sufficient funds for the centers in this year’s Health Facilities Enhancement Program of the Department of Health.

The senator then expressed his gratitude towards the local officials led by Gov. Joen Miraflores, First District Rep. Carlito Marquez, Second District Rep. Nonong Haresco, and Numancia Mayor Toto Templonuevo for extending necessary support to their constituents and to the establishment of Super Health Centers.

Following the groundbreaking ceremony in Numancia, Go led a relief operation where he and his team handed out grocery packs, vitamins, meals, masks, shirts, and umbrellas to 500 typhoon victims in the town.

The senator also provided bicycles, cellular phones, shoes, watches, and balls for basketball and volleyball to select individuals.

Meanwhile, the Department of Social Welfare and Development extended financial support to each affected household to help with their daily needs as they recover from the typhoon.

 


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