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Super health center to rise at far-off village in Bukidnon

PANGANTUCAN, Bukidnon (PIA)–Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go led the groundbreaking ceremony for the Super Health Center facility in far-off barangay Bacusanon, Pangantucan, Bukidnon, March 3.

Go said the center would offer important health services at the local level, like an outpatient department, laboratory, x-ray, ultrasound, birthing services, diagnostics, pharmacy, and emergency services.

Asked about the distinction between the Malasakit Center and the Super Health Center, the Senator explained that the Super Health Center is a medium-sized polyclinic, larger than a rural health center but not as big as a hospital.

“I express great bliss that the Department of Health (DOH) chose a strategic location here in town. The government will build additional 20 Super Health Centers in Northern Mindanao this year, with six in Bukidnon, four in Cagayan de Oro, three in Lanao del Norte, two in Misamis Occidental, and five in Misamis Oriental,” Go said.

Regional Director Jose R. Llacuna Jr. of the Department of Health (DOH) in Northern Mindanao emphasized that establishing a super health facility would help decongest other health facilities as it would supplement rural health centers in the province.

“The goal is to bring government services closer to the people,” he said.

Fourth District Representative Laarni Roque thanked Senator Go for building projects in her district. She said that the Super Health Center would immensely help the people of Barangay Bacusanon, which does not have a government hospital.

Meanwhile, Pangantucan Mayor Miguel A. Silva Jr. urged his constituents to take good care of the government projects.

“Not all cities or towns are fortunate enough to receive such facility. I urge our villagers here to take good care of this Super Health Center,” the mayor said. (BGE/PIA-10/Bukidnon)

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