THE medical needs of Caloocan residents living in the city’s remote communities would be assured with the construction of two new ‘super health centers’, Mayor Dale Gonzalo ‘Along’ Malapitan said.
Malapitan was joined by his father, ex-mayor and now District 1 Rep. Oscar ‘Oca’ Malapitan, during the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of two super health centers for Barangay 168 (Deparo) and Barangay 171 (Bagumbong).
The younger Malapitan expressed gratitude to his father who helped realize the twin projects which will feature two-storey buildings with modern facilities, including a minor surgical room, x-ray room, laboratory and even confinement wards.
He said the two super health centers would be strategically located in the remote communities in the villages of Deparo and Bagumbong which were both densely-populated areas.
The father-and-son claimed that they would continue partnering with other concerned government agencies and national government officials for the establishment of similar health centers in other villages in the city.
”These would be on top of other existing health centers in the villages and our medical centers in South and North Caloocan that have been providing medical services to the residents,” the mayor said.
He then directed the City Health Department to make sure that the super health centers would be manned by resident doctors and complete with the medical needs of the city folks.
Fire trucks, fire-fighting equipment for villages
Malapitan said he planned to acquire fire trucks and fire-fighting equipment for the villages to boost the city’s disaster response.
He issued the statement during the inauguration and blessing of the new fire truck which was procured by Barangay 132 in Caloocan North.
Both the mayor and Rep. Malapitan were all praises for the barangay council and Chairman Reynante Mariano for their initiative to acquire the unit out of the barangay funds.
But they said most of the city’s 188 villages remain incapable in procuring their own fire truck given their limited funds.
He likewise planned to train volunteers and other personnel to maximize the new fire truck and equipment of the barangay.