Caloocan City Dale Gonzalo “Along” Malapitan led the inauguration of city health centers located at Phase 9 and Phase 10, Barangay 176, Caloocan on Thursday, September 29.
The said barangay is the largest in the country in terms of population and is home to over 260,000 residents.
According to the Mayor, this is part of the city government’s mission to bring healthcare services closer to communities as the said health centers provide basic services such as medical check-up and even minor surgeries.
“Bahagi ito ng ating hangaring ibaba sa bawat komunidad ang serbisyong medikal para maging mas accessible para sa lahat,” he said.
“Ngayon, hindi lang check-up o reseta ang matatanggap niyo dahil mayroon na rin tayong inilaan na kagamitan para sa minor surgeries,” Mayor Along added.
City Health Department (CHD) Officer-in-charge Dra. Evelyn O. Cuevas highlighted the government’s effort in providing quality healthcare for all, and assured everyone that they will continue boosting these
services to more barangays in the future.
“Simula lang po ito ng ating pagnanais na mapalakas ang larangan ng pampublikong kalusugan sa Caloocan. Alinsunod po sa bilin ni Mayor Along, palalakasin natin ang mga health center ng bawat Barangay para hindi na kinakailangang lumayo ng ating mga kababayan upang makatanggap ng atensyong medikal,” she said.
The health centers have a minor surgery area, recovery room, examination and consultation room, and a breastfeeding area/playpen for mothers and their children. It shall be open to a range of services including over-all health evaluation, immunization, pre-natal check-up, dental check-up, and free vitamins among others.