SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – The construction for the “Super Health Center” in Agno, Pangasinan is now underway as the Department of Health (DOH) Ilocos together with the local government unit (LGU) of Agno completed the groundbreaking ceremony on November 8, 2023.
The healthcare facility will be located along the provincial highway in Barangay Bangan-Oda which is five kilometers away from the town proper.
In a statement, Regional Local Health Support Division Chief Jimuel Cardenas said the facility will be a one-stop-shop for all outpatient medical services.
“Magkakaroon ito ng mga pangunahing serbisyong medikal na kinakailangan ng mga pasyente. Sa pasilidad na ito ay mabibigyan na sila ng mga kinakailangan nilang serbisyo upang hindi na sila lumayo at mahirapang bumiyahe upang makapagpagamot sa ibang ospital,” Cardenas emphasized.
“The facility will have a project cost of P10 million funded under the Health Facilities Enhancement Program-General Appropriations Act 2023 but due to the commitment to healthcare, LGU-Agno has pledged to provide a financial supplement of P2 million to complement the amount given by the national government for the facility,” he added.
The Super Health Center will have services from an outpatient clinic and consultation, pharmacy and dispensary, primary clinical laboratory, clinical microscopy, microbiology/parasitology, radiology, birthing and lying-in, tuberculosis consultation with direct sputum smear processing and microscopy capability.
Agno Mayor Gualberto Sison thanked the DOH for selecting Agno as one of the beneficiaries of its super health center project.
“Nagpapasalamat kami sa mga biyayang ipinagkakaloob ng DOH at makakaasa po kayo na patuloy po naming itataguyod ang mga programang pangkalusugan para sa kapakanan ng aming mga residente,” Sison said.
He added, “Once this Super Health Center is completed, we will ensure that it will provide the necessary health and medical services to improve the health of our constituents.” BY: APRIL M. MONTES-BRAVO