COTABATO CITY— Six (6) villages in Maguindanao and in BARMM’s Special Geographic Area (SGA) received newly-built barangay health stations (BHS) from the Bangsamoro Government.
The Ministry of Health (MOH), on Sept. 28-30, held the turnover ceremonies to the barangay beneficiaries which included Making, Campo Islam, and Magsaysay in Parang Municipality, Maguindanao; and barangays Central Labas in Midsayap, Binasing in Pigcawayan, and Langogan in Carmen, all in SGA.
Each of the BHS amounted to Php2.5-million. Four of them were funded under the Tiyakap Bangsamoro Kalusugan Project (TBKP) under the 2021 General Appropriation Act, while two BHS were under the MOH 2020 Special Development Fund.
According to Dr. Tato Usman, MOH director for operations, the ministry will hire permanent staff in the BHS to provide round-the-clock services, adding that putting up health facilities across the Bangsamoro region is among its top priorities.
“We are doing our best to address the medical needs of our Bangsamoro constituents,” Usman said.
Meanwhile, in his message read by Engr. Imbran Bansilan, Chief Minister Ahod Ebrahim said: “This turnover ceremony of structures is a manifestation of our commitment to provide you with facilities that addresses our current healthcare needs during the pandemic and hopefully to successively assist you towards unprecedented crisis in the future.”
MOH will turn-over similar BHS to barangays in Marawi City and Lanao del Sur before the end of 2022. (Myrna Tepadan/BIO)