Senator Christopher “Bong” Go has led the groundbreaking ceremony of a “Super Health Center” in the Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS).
The project to be built in the Babak District Hall Compound is expected to provide all the basic health needs and some specialized services, including birthing services, laboratory, x-ray, ultrasound, diagnostic, and outpatient departments, among others.
Go, who is the chair of the Senate Committee on Health, said the Super Health Center, which is one of the 307 centers to be constructed nationwide, is a medium type of polyclinic and an improved version of the rural health unit.
“Pag nahimo na ni, iturn-over na ni sa Samal. Inyo na ni. Pati tong mga equipment. Magtinabangay na ta sa pag improve ani later on. As Committee Chair on Health, mutabang ko sa abot sakong makaya unsaon pa nato pag improve aning inyong Super Health Center,” he said during the event Friday, December 2.
He said the facility will help the far-flung areas access quality healthcare without traveling to distant places for immediate aid.
Meanwhile, Mayor Al David T. Uy expressed gratitude to Go, Rep. Alan R. Dujali, and Dr. Annabelle P. Yumang for pursuing the facility and even for the other assistance given.
“Akong dakong pasalamat gayud kay sa isla sa Samal naa napud tay grasya gikan sa paningkamot sa atong Chairman sa Senate Committee on Health na mahatagan ang Samal og Super Health Center na importante kaayo ni especially na sa karun kay wala pa man nahuman ang, wala paman nagsugod ang tulay. It is an early Christmas gift for the people of Samal,” he said.