by Jan Albert K. Araña
GINGOOG CITY, Misamis Oriental (PIA)–Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Health, stated during his visit to Gingoog City, January 19, that more Super Health Centers (SHCs) will be built in 2023 as the government continues to provide quality health care to Filipinos.
As part of his campaign to improve access to the country’s healthcare system and build more health facilities that would help people in far-flung areas, he proposed the SHC.
The SHC is a polyclinic type of health center that offers services like birthing facilities, dental services, and x-ray services, among others. It will then be turned over to the local government unit where it will be placed and will be free to expand its medical services.
“Super health center is a medium type of polyclinic mas dako lang siya gamay sa rural health unit, mas gamay sa hospital at ibutang ni sa mga strategic areas. Naa’y gitukod na 305 ka super health center sa 2022 ug 322 super health center sa 2023.” Go said.
A “super health center” is a medium type of polyclinic; it is slightly bigger than the rural health unit but smaller than the hospital and will be placed in strategic areas. By 2022, 305 super health centers had been built, and 322 were scheduled to be completed by 2023)
Go thanked the Department of Health and Congress for their support of the initiative he launched last year and has since continued to implement, which will benefit Filipinos, particularly those in remote areas. (JAKA/PIA-10/Misamis Oriental)