June 24, 2024

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Health services in the province is expected to be more efficient with the lined-up upgrading of various health facilities.
Governor James Edduba reported that four hospitals are up for improvement this year.
These are the construction of a new facility for the Juan M. Duyan Memorial District Hospital with P37 million funding; Tanudan Municipal Hospital with P40M from the Rise Up loan; Phase III of the Kalinga Children’s Ward Wellness Center with P40M from the province’s development fund, and the improvement of Gabriela Mija Kim Medical Center with an allocation of P30M from the Rise Up loan.
The fast tracking of these projects is geared towards improving public health services and the result of the collaborative efforts of the executive and legislative bodies through a common agenda.
“Ipalpas tayo dagitoy ta isu iti namnamaen iti umili ken adda met available nga pondo nan. Saan tayon kasapulan nga agdawat wennu agbiruk pay iti pondo. We have to double our efforts, we do it and dedicate it for the Kalinga people,” the governor said during the Feb. 27 flag ceremony.
Edduba also said Tinglayan will have its own hospital as soon as a permit is obtained from the Department of Health.
Provincial Department of Health Office Team Head Lilia Rose Say-awen also reported that 41 health facilities will be repaired/rehabilitated this year with total funding of P21.4M and P9.9M for equipping.
These include seven hospitals, seven rural health units and 26 barangay health stations (BHS).  
Four BHS are also due for construction with total allocation of P7M, all funded under the Health Facilities Enhancement Program of the DOH.
“Fund allocation of these projects will be downloaded to local government units that are eligible for their implementation,” Say-awen said. – Peter Balocnit