The newly-constructed Health Center (HC) at Sitio Marago-os, Barangay Nataban was blessed and formally opened on April 15.
The new HC has office, delivery room, immunization and consultation room, family planning and counseling room, recovery and pre-natal room and kitchen.
The land where said HC was built was donated by Teofila Dela Cruz, a resident of Barangay Nataban.
Said project was funded by the local government at P2.21 Million including electrical lines under the supervision of Engr. Rodney Flores, Engineer III of City Engineering Office.
Joy Dela Cruz, Midwife III thanked the city officials, City Health Office through Dr. Arnel Laurence Portuguez, Barangay Nataban officials and the Engineering Department for their efforts in the process of constructing the said building saying that after 21 years they now have a health center of their own.
She added that the building was based on the standard health center requirement of the Department of Health (DOH) with the same design and floor plan.
A total of 19 government workers will be operating in HC including 1 midwife, 16 active Barangay Health Workers (BHW), 1 volunteer and 1 Barangay Nutrition Scholar who will cater the health needs of Sitio Abaca, Balasiang, Gabon, Lag-it, Maanlud, Madalag, Paing, Tagda and Sitio Villarante.
The HC will start catering to birth deliveries and other medical services once it will be completed with equipment and access to electricity and water.
The blessing was led by Rev. Fr. Juluis Tormis followed by the ribbon cutting ceremony that was led by Kagawad Mark Anthony Ramas, Dr. Arniel Laurence Portuguez and Joy Dela Cruz.
The said ceremony was witnessed by Rowena Sabangan, CHO nurse supervisor, Ulysses Lezama, Executive Assistant III of the City Mayor’s Office, Kagawad Mario Paran and Health workers of the said Barangay.the HC