City officials requested the Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) and other health facilities in the city to establish their respective recreation and support center for cancer patients who have just undergone treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation and other forms of management.
Under Resolution No. 534, series of 2022, local legislators stated the need to establish and put in place the prescribed cancer outpatient center to protect and help the patients easily cope with their difficult situation.
Further, the council pointed out also the need for cancer facilities to report activities, the number of patients who availed of the services and the improvements of the cancer patients.
During the Senior Citizens Official for A Day (SCOFAD) session held on October 17, 2022, the SCOFAD council adopted the proposal of SCOFAD Councilor Zoraida C. Clavio which requested the BGHMC and other health facilities to establish treatment, chemotherapy and radiation and other forms of management, for cancer patients in the city.
The body explained that cancer patients are distressed, anxious or depressed from the time of diagnosis up to the time of receiving their respective treatments and it is very important for them to receive a happy time to remove their thoughts about the experience they have just undergone and will still be undergoing because of their illness.
According to the council, there is a need for appropriate recreational activities for cancer patients and support from the government and other organizations attuned to their plight to lessen their stress and pain and to make them happy in their lives.
The council emphasized that any cancer patient will be welcome in the proposed center to avail of the available services and recreational support they need for them to be able to recover from their present condition.