CITY OF MALOLOS — A healthy community is equal to a progressive province.
That is why Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado continues to implement effective health programs and improve the services and facilities of the government hospitals in Bulacan.
In his State of the Province Address (SOPA) held yesterday at the Sen. Benigno Aquino Jr. Hall, Alvarado reported the health programs of the Provincial Government of Bulacan as well as the services of the hospitals under the PGB.
“Inuna nating ayusin at gawing moderno ang ating Bulacan Medical Center at lahat ng district hospitals. Gumugol tayo ng mahigit P4 Bilyon upang ang ating mga kalalawigan ay hindi na kailanganing lumuwas ng Maynila para sa serbisyong medikal,” Alvarado said.
Belsedita Mabini, one of the beneficiaries of the PGB health programs, said that it is something a street sweeper and a single parent like her will always be grateful for.
“Lagi akong sinisikmura, laging masakit ‘yung tyan ko, ‘di ko pinapansin binabalewala ko. Noong 2012, patindi ng patindi ‘yung sakit nya, nagpa-ultrasound ako nakita nga may gallstone ako. Ang laki ng igininhawa ng pakiramdam ko ng ma-operahan ako ng libre sa Provincial Hospital,” Mabini said.
The governor also mentioned the additional services available at BMC.
“Mayroon ng Oncology Unit, Hemodialysis Center, at mga modernong kagamitan ang BMC, 4,493 pasyente ang naserbiyuhan ng chemotherapy sa mababang halaga, gayundin, may 34,120 sessions na ang naibibigay ng Hemodialysis Center,” Alvarado added.
Moreover, the governor reported that the BMC’s Eye Center have already served 1,652 eye operation and 4,592 recipients of eye glasses.
The PGB had also distributed assistive and medical devices like wheelchairs, canes, walkers, and crutches to 5,919 needy Bulakenyos.
“Nanguna din ang lalawigan sa implementasyon ng Point of Care ng PhilHealth. Sinimulan natin ito noong 2014 at sa kasalukuyan ay mayroon tayong 22,379 enrolments,” Alvarado said.