Senator Go: 19 super health centers to be built in CV
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Nineteen super health centers would be constructed in the Central Visayas, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go said.
Go visited Cebu on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, where one of his itineraries was to attend the groundbreaking of a super health center in Barangay Lagtang, Talisay City.
This is still the first of the 19 super health centers he plans to establish in the region.
Go said that 9 of the 19 super health centers in Cebu were scheduled to be built in 2022, but since the 2022 projects had not yet been implemented, he would be expecting these to be built this year.
The other places in the region where a super health center would be built are Bohol, Negros Oriental, and Siquijor.
According to the senator, the facility is a medium-type health center that could cater to dialysis, dental, vaccination, and other health services.
“Ang super health center po pwede dyan ang panganganak, birthing, dental, laboratories, X-rays,” Go said.
(The super health center can accommodate birthing, dental, laboratories, and X-rays.)
He said that local government units (LGUs) might enhance or expand the services that the facility would be offering to its constituents.
Go said that the national government had been targeting to build 307 super health centers in 2022 and 322 super health centers this year in remote areas in the country.
“Napansin ko nun sa mga malalayong mga lugar, mga six-class municipalities, kawawa yung mga pasyenteng nanganganak, minsan di na umaabot sa ospital. Ngayon po makakatulong itong super health center, pwede nang manganak dyan, at yung mga vaccination drive,” he added.
(I saw before that those in the far-flung areas, the six-class municipalities, I pity patients who will give birth there, sometimes they cannot reach the hospital. Now, the super health center can help them, they can now give birth there, and even the vaccination drive.)
With this, Go said that health services would now be closer to the public.
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