Nueva Vizcaya gets mobile clinic
Bambang, Nueva Vizcaya (11 June) -- In line with the provincial government's thrust to provide sufficient and effective health services within remote areas of the province's 275 barangays, the provincial government here recently purchased a state-of-the-art mobile clinic, the first in Cagayan Valley region.
Dr. Edwin Galapon, chief of the provincial hospital said the P10 million mobile clinic consists of x-ray, ECG, ultrasound and a laboratory designed to complement and supplement health services being offered from the provincial hospital and during medical missions in upland areas.
"The mobile clinic already arrived in the country. Stickers on its sides are being put in place before it will be sent here. Hopefully, before this month ends, our mobile clinic will be here," Galapon said.
He said the procurement of the mobile clinic was initiated by governor Luisa Cuaresma inorder to maximize the provision of other health services to the province's remote villages.
"The purchase of the mobile clinic will be beneficial to our constituents because there are many illnesses that need to be looked into in far-flung communities and this mobile clinic will be the solution," Galapon pointed out.
He also said that by using the mobile clinic during medical missions and services, patients particularly students will no longer be disrupted in their classes and other communities will no longer hike for hours and days since the mobile clinic will be sent near their villages.
Galapon also said expansion and improvement of the provincial hospital is also being undertaken to provide better health services to Novo Vizcayanos.
"With the continuing improvement and enhancement of our health services, we are also generating increased income from it. Our investments are returning back while providing quality health services to our constituents," he explained. (PIA NVizcaya) [top]