June 25, 2024

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DOH constructs super health center in Bani, Pangasinan

Bani Mayor Facundo Palafox, Jr. lowers the time capsule during the groundbreaking ceremony held last December 21, 2023, for the construction of the Bani Super Health Center located in Barangay Arwas in Pangasinan.

THE Department of Health (DOH) – Ilocos Region together with the local government of Bani at the recently conducted groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Bani Super Health Center in Pangasinan on December 21, 2023. 

The facility will be constructed in Barangay Arwas, 3-kilometer away from the town proper. 

Regional Director Paula Paz M. Sydiongco said that the super health centers will enable local health care facilities to provide basic health care services and accommodate patients needing surgery and health care services. 

“Maibibigay dito ang mga pangunahing serbisyong medical gaya ng outpatient clinic and consultation, pharmacy and dispensary, primary clinical laboratory, clinical microscopy, microbiology/parasitology, radiology, birthing ang lying-in, TB consultation with direct sputum smear processing at microscopy capability upang ang mga pasyente ay dito n magpunta at hindi na kailangan pumunta sa mga ospital na nasa mga syudad,” she stated. 

“The super health centers that are located in rural areas intends to primarily decongest our public hospitals by providing services on primary health care cases or those that are low-risk, less serious or uncomplicated cases. Mababawasan nito ang mga pasyente sa mga malalaking ospital dahil dito pa lang ay maibibigay na ang mga primary health care services.” 

“We have to make sure that health services are available for every Filipino and by establishing a super health center in every town, we can attend to at least 80% of patient needing treatment and care.” 

The Bani Super Health Center has a project cost of ₱10 million pesos funded under the HFEP – GAA 2023. The local government of Bani expressed its appreciation to the DOH for being one of the beneficiaries of its super health center project and assured that the facility, once completed, will function to serve the needs of the people of Bani.

DOH Regional Officials and Bani LGU officers led by Regional Director Paula Paz M. Sydiongco and Mayor Facundo Palafox, Jr. led the grondbreaking ceremony for the construction of Bani Super Health Center in Brgy. Arwas, Bani, Panasinan on December 21, 2023.