Bar­ili to build own hos­pi­tal de­spite Capi­tol fa­cil­ity in town

The Freeman - - NEWS - Adriel Zane Ar­se­nal Glyn­ice Cura Lady Van Ar­radaza Jasper Su­garol Jr. Clint Nathan Ma­glasang Mitz Claiza Madrid Kyo Abella Gian Claude Al­daya Ru­bio/FPL —Gregg M.

The mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Bar­ili will put up its own hos­pi­tal de­spite be­ing host of the prov­ince-owned district hos­pi­tal.

Dur­ing his first State of the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity Ad­dress last Fri­day, Mayor Mar­lon Gar­cia an­nounced that the ini­tial amount of P9.5 mil­lion for Bar­ili hos­pi­tal was al­ready bid out.

Aside from this amount, Gar­cia said an­other P10 mil­lion has been in­cluded in the Depart­ment of Health's bud­get next year for the from Tabasa Bi­toon, Daan­ban­tayan, Cebu, di­ag­nosed with acute Leukemia needs fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance for his chemo­ther­apy.

6 years old from Uma­pad, Man­daue City, di­ag­nosed with Tha­lassemia syn­drome needs fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance for her main­te­nance medicine.

7 years old fe­male from San Roque, Tal­isay City, Cebu di­ag­nosed with Acute Lym­phoblas­tic Leukemia needs fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance for her chemo­ther­apy. build­ing.

Gar­cia said the hos­pi­tal which he de­scribed as “gar­gan­tuan project” will be equipped with mod­ern hos­pi­tal beds, emer­gency room lights and fa­cil­i­ties, X-ray ma­chines, ECG, ul­tra­sound, and other nec­es­sary lab­o­ra­tory equip­ment.

“This is to com­ple­ment the ser­vices given by the Bar­ili District Hos­pi­tal. My fel­low Bar­il­in­hons, let us em­brace this rare op­por­tu­nity of hav­ing our very own hos­pi­tal!” he said.

Health pro­gram was among the cam­paign prom­ises of Gar­cia in last year's elec­tions fol­low­ing tragic in­ci­dents ex­pe­ri­enced by some con­stituents due to lack of ac­cess to a good med­i­cal fa­cil­ity.

“These tragic mo­ments of our his­tory as a town have pressed us to spend ev­ery wak­ing mo­ment to find the most im­me­di­ate way to change this ap­palling sit­u­a­tion that our poor Bar­il­in­hons were in. I had

4 years old from Pobla­cion Con­so­la­cion di­ag­nosed with Acute Lym­pho­cytic Leukemia needs fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance for his chemo­ther­apy.

di­ag­nosed with Neu­rob­las­toma INSS Stage 4 needs fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance for his chemo­ther­apy, MRI and sur­gi­cal re­sec­tion of the tu­mor.

12 years old from Up­per San Vi­cente Liloan di­ag­nosed with Leukemia needs fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance for her chemo­ther­apy. as­sured ev­ery­one dur­ing my cam­paign that I will put a stop to this dread­ful con­di­tion,” he said.

On his first day in of­fice, Gar­cia is­sued Ex­ec­u­tive Or­der declar­ing the mu­nic­i­pal am­bu­lance free for all.

“Pi­naagi ni­ini, atong gi­pakita, nga ang am­bu­lan­sya iya sa katawhan, ug dili an­gayan nga in­egosyo,” he said.

Gar­cia also said medicines and vac­cines, in­clud­ing anti-ra­bies vac­cines, are now avail­able

13 years old from Alaska, Mam­bal­ing, Cebu City di­ag­nosed with se­vere Ane­mia needs fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance for her work up. from Tal-ut Va­len­cia, Car­car City di­ag­nosed with Im­mun­od­e­fi­ciency Syn­drome needs fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance for his main­te­nance which is Hu­man Im­munoglob­u­lin. for ev­ery­body at the Ru­ral Health Unit re­gard­less of po­lit­i­cal af­fil­i­a­tions. About P2.3 mil­lion was al­lo­cated last year for this pur­pose and the medicines and vac­cines were dis­trib­uted for free.

The health ser­vice providers were pro­vided with two brand­new ser­vice ve­hi­cles worth P1.7 mil­lion to be able to reach the con­stituents faster and to help in their mo­bil­ity as they im­ple­ment the Ex­panded Pro­gram on Im­mu­niza­tion, pre-na­tal care for women, and other health-re­lated ser­vices in the barangays.

To keep up with mod­ern technology, health cen­ters are now equipped with 22 lap­tops so that they will be linked with the iClin­icSys data­base.

The mu­nic­i­pal­ity also pur­chased a brand new 30-seater Coaster from the PhilHealth Cap­i­ta­tion Fund amount­ing to P3 mil­lion for use dur­ing health sym­po­sium, sem­i­nars, and other re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties of the health care providers.

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