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THE NEW LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPISTS CAN’T STOP SMILING because finally their efforts paid off after undergoing a very tedious review on the Course Work for Massage Therapy before taking the Licensure Examination on December 2011. Forty LMTs in Davao Region took oath on January 27 at Grand Menseng Hotel, Davao City. (Photo by Melvia Malubay/LMT)
Davao Region

PIA Press Release
Monday, January 30, 2012

Health programs under PNoy, more felt by LGUs- DavNor Gov del Rosario

DAVAO CITY Jan 30 (PIA)-- Health development programs is now more felt by local government units under the administration of President Benigno Aquino, this according to Davao del Norte Governor Rodolfo del Rosario.

The Governor said presently the budget for health programs particularly in the rehabilitation and development of provincial and district hospitals now passes through the local government.

According to del Rosario, past allocations went straight to regional level and the implementation of these projects were made without the knowledge of the provincial government thus were not felt.

“Parang ngayon lang nakatikim na dumaan sa LGU ang budget” (It is only now that we experienced that the budget has passed through the LGU), Del Rosario said. It is only now under the administration of President Aquino that these things have been done he added.

According to the Del Rosario the national government has downloaded P78-million for the rehabilitation of the three district hospitals in the province; namely the Carmen District Hospital, Samal District Hospital and the Kapalong District Hospital.

Another P250-million was also released for the modern cancer center based in the Tagum City-based Davao Regional Hospital.

As for the rehabilitation of the district hospitals, Governor del Rosario said that they are planning to expand the district hospitals, 25 bed hospitals can be added to become 50 bed hospitals while existing 50 bed hospitals would be expanded to 75 bed facilities. (PIA/RG Alama)

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