CITY OF MALOLOS – Bulacan continues to prove being exceptional in health practices as it bagged the Malaria Excellence Award during the 7th Central Luzon Excellence Awards for Health (CLExAH) held at the Royce Hotel, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga recently.
Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that the award was given to the province for having zero Malaria cases in the last five years.
“Hindi tayo nagpabaya, ang ginawa natin, pinanatili nating walang kaso ng Malaria sa lalawigan at patuloy natin itong gagawin. Bonus na lang na may award, pero ginagawa natin ito para sa kapakanan ng bawat Bulakenyo,” Alvarado said.
Aside from this, the Luntiang Silong of the Bulacan Medical Center and the City of San Jose del Monte received the Pulang Laso Award for having admirable implementation of programs for HIV treatment hubs and Rogaciano M. Mercado Memorial Hospital in Santa Maria bagged the Red Orchid Award for their implementation of No Smoking Policy.
Moreover, some municipalities of the province also received excellence awards in different categories.
The municipality of Angat and the CSJDM received the Governance for Health Internal Management Support (Local Health System Award); the municipalities of Hagonoy and Plaridel were recognized as top performing municipalities for TB Prevention and Control; and the municipality of Hagonoy and CSJDM were awarded for their Mother-Baby Friendly Health Initiative.
Recognition for regional voluntary blood program for achieving one percent blood collection from the total population were given to the municipalities of Plaridel, Angat, Pulilan, Balagtas, Baliwag and San Ildefonso.
Further, the municipalities of Angat and Guiguinto were hailed as runners up for Purple Ribbon Award for proper implementation of Family Planning Program.
Vice Gov. Daniel R. Fernando, together with Dr. Jocelyn Esguerra-Gomez from the Provincial Health Office-Public Health, received the awards for the province.