Suhi Health Center successfully opens

Suhi Health Center successfully opens

Suhi Health Center successfully opens

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Tacloban City–The Suhi Health Center, located at Brgy. Suhi, San Isidro, opened last October 1, 2015 with its newly equipped medical facilities. The health center is currently being headed by Mrs. Virgilia Lanante, also the midwife-in-charge of the birthing program.

The medical team has performed 4 successful deliveries to date. The health center has 5 nurses that attends to first aid, immunization, vaccination, and pre-natal services that is held every Wednesday. The health center is open 24 hours/7 days a week with newly equipped standby ambulance. It has an emergency room, another room for giving first aid, a highly sterilized delivery room, a conference room, nurse’s station, and additional rooms to accommodate the in-patients.

Riza Dela Cruz, first mother who labored on Suhi Health Center says that the delivery of her second child was at ease, giving her more comfort than her previous labor at her former home at Seawall. “Gin-areglar kami dayon,” she added, “mayda pirme nagreremind han mga dapat gawin… an mga nurse pirme nagfofollow-up han ak kondisyon.” (“We were given attention right away. There was always someone who would remind us the procedures…… the nurses see to it that they follow up my condition.)

Present at the momentous event was Mayor Alfred Romualdez, congratulating the first woman who delivered at the newly open health center. He also gave support to the family of Dela Cruz, giving the husband a job under the Cristina’s Learn and Earn Program.

The City Health Office, headed by Dr. Joedina Gumagay, offered a better and an up-to-date catering to the health needs of Taclobanons. The following are the programs being implemented; 1) The Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN) program, 2) Infectious Disease Cluster, and 3) Non-Communicable Disease Programs.

Dr. Gumagay also stated that there are now 6 operational health centers in the city–the main office located at Paterno Extension, another one in Sagkahan, San Jose, and V & G subdivision. Two are located in the North–the—Suhi Health Center, and Diit District Health Center.

There are ongoing constructions for new health centers. One is located at the Abucay Bus Terminal (that is expected to finish by November 7, 2015), others are in GMA and in Habitat. All these are made possible through the efforts of City Mayor Alfred Romuladez.

— Jusa Wellia Sabutan

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