COTABATO CITY – The entire compound of the Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CDH) Region 12 located inside the Bangsamoro Government Center in this city is now under the management of the Ministry of Health (MOH).
This was following the official turn over on Tuesday, May 17, led by DOH Undersecretary Dr. Abdullah Dumama, CHD-12 Assistant Regional Director Sulpicio Henry Legazpi, Jr., BARMM Senior Minister Abdulraof Macacua, MOH Officer-in-Charge Minister Dr. Zul Qarneyn Abas, and MOH Director-General Dr. Ameril Usman.
MOH will take over the CHD compound containing buildings for office spaces, storage or cooling room, warehouse, conference room, dormitory, covered court or mini gym, operation center, and wide space for parking.
DOH Undersecretary Dumama, Jr. shared that the facility is very memorable and special for CHD-12 and for himself for it was the first office he handled since 2006.
“Please take good care of this facility because it is very important and will serve as the landmark of health services in the region,” Dr. Dumama said.
Assist. Regional Director Legazpi, Jr. emphasized that the CHD-12 will remain committed and steadfast in helping the Bangsamoro region by providing health and technical assistance.
“We are more than happy and glad to turn over this facility. We do hope that this will become a venue in the drafting of plans for Bangsamoro so that we could truly address their health needs,” Legazpi said.
On the other hand, OIC Health Minister Abas thanked the CHD-12 saying: “This is not just a donation nor a gift from CHD-12 for MOH-BARMM but it would be a legacy assistance for us which will be treasured forever.”
Meanwhile, BARMM Senior Minister Abdulraof Macacua underscored that the regional government, guided Moral Governance, is devoted to serve its constituents especially through health services.
“Delivering the quality health services across the region is necessary to fulfill the mission for the Bangsamoro. It will always be an essential part of the region’s improvement, especially in ensuring the quality of health facilities,” said Macacua. (Kasan M. Usop, Jr./BIO)
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