DOH approves P33M for health facilities in Kalinga

CITY OF TABUK, Kalinga, April 3 (PIA) -- Twenty eight health facilities in the province are expected to  be constructed or improved this year with the approval of P33 million funding from the 2018 Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP) of the Department of Health (DOH).

 

Dr. Bernadette Andaya, head of the provincial DOH office, said P8M of the approved funds will be used for the purchase of medical equipment, P4M to district hospitals, P2M to all rural health units and P2M to barangay health stations.

Andaya reported that  construction of three BHS projects funded from 2016 and 2017 HFEP budget were awarded while two are on-going. Also on-going are improvement of Western Kalinga District Hospital costing P2.8M and the Juan Duyan District Hospital costing P4.7 million.

 “For 2019, our target is to equip existing facilities so we requested P78.3 million worth of equipment for 4 hospitals, 8 BHS, and 1 RHU,” Andaya said  adding that P8.5 million funding was also proposed next year for the renovation of  two  RHUs and  five BHS. Peter A. Balocnit (ALT/PAB-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

 

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