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BARMM inaugurates 7 health facilities in Marawi

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA)-In pursuit of providing quality health services for the Bangsamoro population, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the city government of Marawi inaugurated newly-constructed health facilities in seven barangays here.

Director Laxaman Bangcola of MOH Finance and Administration together with City Health Officer Dr. Ali Dalidig led the ceremonial turnover and ribbon cutting of the health facilities Wednesday, November 23.

The facilities consisted of five Barangay Health Stations (BHS) in Malimono, Rorogagus Proper, Buadi Itowa, Caniogan Papandayan, and Pantaon, as well as two Rural Health Units (RHUs) in Barangays Kilala and Papandayan.

The construction of health facilities is under the Marawi Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program with the Bangsamoro government's Ministry of Health as the implementing agency.

Bangcola said the goal of the Ministry is to bring the government’s health services closer to Bangsamoro communities and make them more accessible and affordable for Bangsamoro people.

Accordingly,  28 BHS and five RHUs outside ground zero are targeted by BARMM and almost 50% have been inaugurated and turned over. These facilities are also equipped with basic medical tools and supplies including generators.

Besides providing primary healthcare to barangay residents, maternal services will likewise be made accessible in the barangay health facilities.

MOH-BARMM Finance and Administrative Director Laxaman Bangcola and City Health Officer Dr. Ali Dalidig lead the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Malimono Barangay Health Station. (APB/PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)

Punong Barangays of the recipient villages are thankful to the MOH and the city government of Marawi for prioritizing their barangays for the provision of health facilities.

Norah Batabor of Rorogagus Proper said she is grateful to the BARMM government, the Marawi City Health Office, and other government officials who helped ensure the construction of the Rorogagus BHS came to fruition.

Papandayan's Abdulmalic Tindug also conveyed his gratitude for the realization of the Rural Health Unit in his barangay. "Lahat kami dito sa Brgy. Papandayan, kami ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa lahat ng opisyal na nagtulong-tulong upang ipatupad ang pagpapatayo ng RHU, lalo na kay Mayor na ang hangad ay umunlad ang Islamic City of Marawi," he added.

[All of us here in Brgy. Papandayan, we are very grateful to all the officials who helped in the construction of the RHU, especially to the Mayor whose desire is to develop the Islamic City of Marawi.] 

Meanwhile, City Mayor Majul Gandamra thanked the MOH-BARMM for all the health support extended to Marawi. He is also grateful to learn that additional support will be given to the city as this would boost the provision of health services to his constituents. (APB/PIA-10/ Lanao del Sur)

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