July 23, 2024

Officials and department heads of the local government of Bontoc attended the community consultation for the Health System Resilience Project, at the Multipurpose Hall, Bontoc Mountain Province.

The consultation is a step towards enhancing the local healthcare system. It is a collaboration between the local government, the Department of Health and the Word Bank.

Development Management Officer IV Madelyn Tudlong from the DOH-Provincial Office presented the project which focuses on providing infrastructure and equipment for public laboratories, as well as training programs for Emergency Surveillance Units and Emergency Response Teams.

The project includes a funding of approximately P12 million from the World Bank, which will be used for the construction of a super health center to cater to residents of Bontoc, Paracelis, Tadian, Bauko, and Sagada.

The event was also attended by other municipal officials, healthcare professionals, and stakeholders who contributed their insights and suggestions to help shape a more resilient healthcare framework. – Shannon Anthea S. Pagaduan