DOH-Kalinga conducts need assessment on health facilities

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, June 14 (PIA) - - Equipping health facilities in the countryside and providing personnel their needs is primary concern of   this administration to better the delivery of health services for all Filipinos.


Lark Gishner Payne, supervising nurse of the Department of Health in the province, said his team has already made rounds on four municipalities and this city to consult barangay and municipal health workers of their needs.

Initial findings show health service frontliners in the barangays want to be equipped with basic needs like individually assigned manual blood pressure apparatus, thermometer, syringes, wound cleansing materials and medicines, and other small items used in conventional treatment.

On bigger needs, he said Tanudan RHU in Se-et and Pinukpuk RHU 1 in Taga requested for the construction of their respective birthing home under the maternal care package while Tinglayan RHU needs to purchase lot to put up new facilities.

 “The lists were already submitted to DOH-CAR region. Equipment needs of other municipalities will also be transmitted soon since we are required to submit monthly report,” Payne said. Peter A. Balocnit (JDP/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)


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