Mt. Prov. avails of Ja­pan grant

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IN ITS aim to up­grade hospi­tal fa­cil­i­ties at Bon­toc Gen­eral Hospi­tal, the Pro­vin­cial Gov­ern­ment of Moun­tain Prov­ince rep­re­sented by Gov­er­nor Boni­fa­cio Lacwasan, Jr. en­tered into a grant con­tract for pro­vi­sion of med­i­cal fix­tures un­der the Grant As­sis­tance for Grass­roots Hu­man Se­cu­rity Projects (GGP) with the Gov­ern­ment of Ja­pan rep­re­sented by Em­bassy of Ja­pan (EOJ) Am­bas­sador Koji Haneda at the EOJ, Roxas Boule­vard, Pasay City Fe­bru­ary 27.

The Grant Con­tract Signing pro­gram com­prised of two parts, the ori­en­ta­tion for pro­po­nents which dwelt on the fi­nan­cial me­chan­ics of the grant and the ac­count­abil­ity and re­spon­si­bil­ity of re­cip­i­ents and the GCS proper.

Lacwasan, Pro­vin­cial Health Of­fi­cer II Nenita D. Lizardo, Pro­vin­cial Ac­coun­tant Theodore Mar­rero, Pro­vin­cial Trea­surer Cawed A. Ga­monnac, Pro­vin­cial In­for­ma­tion Of­fi­cer Novy R. Afid­chao and Engr. Cath­leen Pad­ngaran at­tended the GCS.

The cer­e­mony was graced by Di­rec­tor Mar­garita Balles­teros, In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion Of­fice of the Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion (DepEd) and by As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary En­rique A. Tayag, Of­fice for Pol­icy and Health Sys­tems of the Depart­ment of Health (DOH). Other pro­po­nents from So­corro-LGU, Ori­en­tal Min­doro and from Na­tonin-LGU, Moun­tain Prov­ince led by Mayor Ma­teo Chiyawan were also present dur­ing the Grant Con­tract Signing.

The ap­proved P2 mil­lion worth con­tract for Moun­tain Prov­ince LGU un­der the GGP will pro­vide for two op­er­at­ing room lights and two de­liv­ery beds for Bon­toc Gen­eral


Ac­cord­ing to Dr. Lizardo, the med­i­cal fix­tures aim to im­prove the ef­fi­cien­cies and ef­fec­tive­ness of op­er­a­tions and de­liv­ery pro­ce­dures or ser­vices in the hospi­tal. The project is ex­pected to ben­e­fit ap­prox­i­mately 1,300 pa­tients in need of op­er­a­tions and 700 de­liv­er­ing preg­nant women an­nu­ally.

Am­bas­sador Haneda com­mended the three LGU-re­cip­i­ents for their com­mit­ment to the projects as shown by their per­sis­tence in com­ply­ing with the req­ui­sites and fol­low­ing up their pro­pos­als, thereby, their ef­forts com­ing to fruition.

“We are de­lighted that we are slowly bridg­ing the gap be­tween the gov­ern­ment and the com­mu­ni­ties. The GGP is in­stru­men­tal to the har­mo­nious and con­tin­u­ing part­ner­ship be­tween Ja­pan and the Philip­pines. Through our part­ner­ship, we can make things hap­pen,” Haneda added.

“On be­half of the peo­ple of Moun­tain Prov­ince, we ex­tend our deep­est grat­i­tude to the Gov­ern­ment of Ja­pan for its con­tin­u­ous sup­port to the peo­ple of Moun­tain Prov­ince by ap­prov­ing the grant aimed at up­grad­ing one of our hos­pi­tals’ med­i­cal fix­tures,” Lacwasan said in his mes­sage of ap­pre­ci­a­tion.

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