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More health facilities soon to rise in Marawi

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA)—The city here is continuously paving the way for the betterment of its health services for its constituents.

This, as several health facilities are set to be completed by the Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) with the intensive effort of the local government unit (LGU) here through its City Health Office (CHO).

MOH-BARMM Finance and Administrative Director Laxaman Bangcola bared that under the Marawi Rehabilitation, Recovery and Reconstruction Program (MRRRP), they target to construct at least 28 barangay health stations (BHS) and four rural health units (RHUs) which already tallied 50% accomplishment rate as per the latest record.

Additionally, he shared that more are still to rise with other sources of funds.

When their commitment would be fulfilled, more than 60 health facilities would accordingly be opened for easy access to the citizenry of the city.

Bangcola stressed that this is part of their unceasing support to the health needs of the city, making sure that it gets enough assistance during whatever circumstance it may be encountering.

“Sa lahat ng programa ay CHO ay nangunguna. Ang suporta namin ay unlimited. Ipinapaabot ng government na kahit ano pa man ang mangyari, palaging may suporta,” said Bangcola.

[In all our programs, the CHO comes first. This support of ours is unlimited. The government wants us to relay that whatever happens, there will always be support.]

Bangcola further emphasized that together with the establishment of these infrastructures is the assurance that these would also be equipped with appropriate devices, tools and manpower to justify its purpose in the community.

“Sinisigurado namin na may kaakibat na mga equipment at lahat ng mga pangangailangan kasi masasayang iyan na nagpatayo ka ng ganito kagandang facility. Mga iyan na sinasama namin dito para nang sa ganoon ay makaoperate na ang facilities na ito,” he said.

[We make sure that there is equivalent equipment and all that is needed because otherwise, the construction of these beautiful facilities will have no value. We provide that so that these facilities can operate.]

On Wednesday, November 23, some seven villages welcomed their newly constructed health facilities, including the five barangay health stations each situated in Barangays Malimono, Caniogan-Papandayan, Rorogagus Proper, Buadi Itowa and Pantaon, and two rural health units built in Barangays Kilala and Papandayan respectively.

Following this, Mayor Majul Gandamra conveyed his gratitude to the MOH-BARMM for realizing the project. He also looked forward to the recipient barangays fostering the buildings so that these would serve their cause.

“Tayo ay nagpapasalamat sa ating partners at sa ating mga constituent. Sana ay magamit nila ito sa tamang purpose. Nangako naman ang ating barangay officials na tuloy-tuloy ang suporta nila so that the operation will be sustained. Hindi ito magiging white elephant na later on, hindi mapapakinabangan,” he said.

[We are thankful to our partners and our constituents. I hope that they can use this for the right purpose. The barangay officials have already promised to continuously support so that the operation will be sustained. This will not be a white elephant that later on, we cannot make use of these already.] (CRG/PIA-10/Lanao del Sur)

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