BONTOC, Mountain Province – Japan Embassy Program Officer, Corazon Legaspi, and Senior Program Officer, Kanako Lacson, paid a courtesy call to Governor Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr. at the Governor’s Office recently.
The purpose of their visit is to get permission to inspect the Bontoc General Hospital (BoGH) to assess the capacity of the rooms and inspect the machines that they donated to the BoGH.
According to Provincial Hospital Officer Annie Claire B. Pekas, the Bontoc General Hospital is capable of accommodating patients and maintaining the BoGH machines.
As a result of the inspection, some of the machines have minor issues due to their usage, but the provincial government assured that these will be fixed.
According to reports, the BoGH has 19 doctors, two OBGYN doctors, 44 staff nurses, and 30 contractual employees, totaling 74 employees.
Moreover, the BoGH reported that in 2023, 469 patients underwent caesarian procedure, and 357 patients had normal deliveries.
On behalf of the Provincial Governor, Bonifacio C. Lacwasan, Jr., who was represented by the Provincial Administrator, Frankline C. Odsey, the provincial government conveyed its gratitude to the Japan Embassy.
“Thank you for your continuing support to the BoGH. We will do our best to maintain the machines that you have provided to our patients,” said Odsey.
He also added that the BoGH would require additional machines, and the Japan Embassy assured them of their continuing support.