68 barangay health stations to rise in Mountain Province
BONTOC, Mountain Province – The Department of Health continues to upgrade health facilities and services across the country with Mountain Province allotted 68 projects for funding under the Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP) this year.
Projects include construction and repair/improvement of barangay health stations (BHS) and district hospitals and equipping of BHS, said Michael Capuyan Jr. of DOH-Mountain Province during the Provincial Health Board’s first quarter meeting.
Barlig and Bauko have eight projects each, all for the repair and improvement of BHS; Besao – 12; Bontoc – six; Paracelis – one; Sabangan – 11; Sadanga – four; Sagada – eight, and Tadian – 10.
Natonin has one project, which is the construction of a super health center.
Capuyan reminded the municipal health officers of the documentary requirements that need to be complied with for the HFEP projects.
The HFEP aims to provide financial assistance to improve health facilities so it can cater trauma and other health emergencies and to address the needs of millions of poor Filipinos for better access to health care.
Capuyan also informed the members of the board of the newly assigned doctors to the barrios in the province, the new organizational structure of the DOH regional office, and other program updates. – Valerie Taguba