29 November 2013

Olongapo receives 8 new generators for health centers

The City of Olongapo received eight new generators from the Department of Health (DOH) worth P400,000.00 which will be turned over to several barangay health care centers around the city.

Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino said that it is part of the city’s effort to strengthen the capabilities of barangay health centers.

“What I ultimately want is that all barangay health centers in the city act like hospitals just like James L Gordon Hospital, we are trying to decongest JLGMH. The plan is to equip all barangay health centers with proper equipment and personnel so that it would be appropriate enough to serve the needs of the residents,” Paulino said.

“I have also talked to some private individuals who are willing to assign nurses and doctors in each barangay health center to cater to the needs of the residents,” Paulino added.

He further explained that the new generators are very essential so that barangay centers would function even without power.

Among the barangay health centers that will receive the new generators are Barretto Health Center, Gordon Heights Health Center, Kababae Health Center, Pag-Asa health Center, Old Cabalan Health Center, West Bajac-Bajac Health Center, and New Cabalan health Center.

According to City Health Officer Roderick Bustamante, another set of donations from DOH which is now being processed are medical equipment such as nebulizers, microscopes and baby apparatus which will also be distributed to health centers around the city.

Meanwhile, Victory liner Inc. donated one passenger bus with an estimated value of P1.4million.

The passenger bus, which was personally handed over by Pocholo Galian, Branch Manager of Victory Line Inc. would be of great help to the city, according to Mayor Rolen Paulino.

“We would not rent anymore, this can also be used by students, teachers, non- government organizations, our senior citizens and others for their respective activities outside the City,” Paulino said.

He added that this could also be use for emergency situations.

“This only proves that the local businessmen in the city are trying their best to help us (local government) in our efforts to better the condition of the city” Paulino said. (PAO Olongapo)

Olongapo City Mayor Rolen Paulino (3rd from right) and City Health Officer Dr. Roderick Bustamante (2nd from right) pose with representatives of Department of Health during the turnover of 8 new generators worth P400,000.00 which will be distributed to different barangay health care centers.