LUNA, Apayao – “In the era of Universal Health Care, we should fill the gaps of our health care system,” Provincial Health Officer Dr. Mark Joleen Calban underscored in his message during the Hospitalympics event on December 11, at the Aliwa Gym, Luna.
The Hospitalympics is a program created by the provincial government through the Provincial Health Office (PHO) to develop a deeper bond of relationship, longevity, and camaraderie among the province’s health care workforce.
In accordance with the Universal Health Care Act under which Filipinos now have access to a full range of health services, including medical, dental, mental, and emergency health care, the event strives to strengthen the enthusiasm of health workers to ensuring optimal health for all.
Calban stated in his message that the sacrifices produced by healthcare workers in the delivery of health services will contribute to the improvement of the healthcare system.
“A single drop of sacrifice and commitment from our health workers will become an overflowing river of development in our healthcare system,” he said.
He indicated that in the context of service, it is unlikely to overlook the pressure it imposes on health workers, and as a result, there have been some instances of misunderstandings and disagreements; however, he expressed hope that the event will mend worker relationships, in order to fortify the execution of quality health services. “I hope that this event ‘Hospitalympics’ will create a stronger bonds of relationships within us,” he concluded.
Meanwhile, Flora District Hospital, Santa Marcela District Hospital, Amma Jadsac District Hospital, Apayao Provincial Hospital, Apayao District Hospital, Conner District Hospital, and Far North Luzon General Hospital and Training Center personnel took part in the activity. By J Dela Torre