July 17, 2024

TABUK CITY – The provincial government of Kalinga distributed an ambulance each to five government hospitals in the province.
Governor Ferdinand Tubban said this is one of the steps in modernizing health facilities in the province.
Representatives of the Kalinga District Hospital, Pinukpuk District Hospital, Western Kalinga District Hospital, Kalinga Provincial Hospital, and the Provincial Health Office received the ambulances.
Another ambulance, funded from last year’s budget, is being used at the Juan M. Duyan District Hospital.
The chiefs of hospitals requested for the ambulances after witnessing the difficulty of transporting patients, especially those from remote villages.
Through a resolution, the Provincial Interagency Task Force on the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases requested the Local Finance Committee to certify the availability of P1.5 million each for the purchase of ambulance.
The fund was obtained from the Disaster Risk Reduction Management trust fund of 2019 and from the supplemental budget set for Covid-19 response.
Tubban said the program will continue until all materials and equipment for all government health facilities in Kalinga are complete.
“This is the fruit of the effort of the chiefs of the hospitals and the result of regular attendance to the PIATF meetings and continued coordination with the provincial government. I believe that if we are persistent and we assert the need to provide the requirement of our sector, we will be able to get something that will benefit our people,” Tubban said.
During the turnover, Tubban also lauded the employees for their dedication and service to residents of Kalinga.
Last year, due to quarantine restrictions, public and private hospitals in Kalinga assisted kidney patients undergoing treatment in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, and Isabela. – PNA