At least P206.64M was spent by the Dept of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) for the improvement of government health centers in Northern Mindanao, last year.
Dr. Jaime S. Bernadas, Regional Director of the DOH-CHD, region 10, said projects worth P36M or 17.42% were completed while P170.64M or 82.58% are still ongoing after they were suspended due to some revisions of the plans.
He said these completed projects, their corresponding amounts and location are as follows: Misamis Oriental – Repair/renovation of the Medina Hospital in Medina town, P10M and construction of the Tagoloan Mini-Hospital in Tagoloan, P5M.
Lanao de Norte – Construction of perimeter fence, Isolation Room and renovation of elevated water tank at the Kauswagan District Hospital in Kauswagan town, P2M, repair/renovation of the Kolambugan District Hospital Building in Kolambugan, P2M, and construction of Annex Ward, Phase I, Kapatagan District Hospital in Kapatagan, P2M.
Misamis Occidental – Construction of Out-Patient Department (OPD), Phase I, Calamba District Hospital in Calamba town, P3M, and repair/renovation of Jimenez Medicare Hospital in Jimenez and Tudela Municipal Hospital in Tudela, P3M and P3.5M, respectively.
Construction of Delivery Room, Operating Room & Ward, Phase I of the SM Lao Memorial Hospital, Ozamiz City, P4M, and repair/renovation of the Doña Maria D. Tan Memorial Hospital, Tangub City, P1.5M.
Meanwhile, Bernadas said the ongoing projects and their locations are: Iligan City – Upgrading of the Barangay Health Stations (BHS) in Barangays Luinab, Upper Hinaplanon, Digkilaan and Rogongon, P1M.
Cagayan de Oro City – Completion of the J.R. Borja Memorial Hospital, Phase I, and repair/renovation/construction of various health center projects, P97.4M and construction of 17 urban health centers, P35.4M.
Bukidnon – Repair/renovation/construction of Rural Health Units (RHU} in the towns of Damulog, Dangcagan, Don Carlos, Kalilangan, Kitaotao, Lantapan, Pangantucan, San Fernando, Sumilao and Talakag, P10M.
Misamis Occidental – Upgrading/repair/renovation/construction of BHS in the towns of Tudela, Clarin, Don Victoriano, Panaon, Plaridel, Lake Duminagat, Mialen, Naburos, Lorenzo, Sinacaban, Dalingap, Liboroon and Tangub City, P13.54M.
Misamis Oriental – Repair/renovation of the Magsaysay Municipal Hospital in Magsaysay, Claveria Municipal Hospital in Claveria and Tagoloan Mini-Hospital in Tagoloan, P3.8 M.
DOH-CHD-10 Regional Office, Carmen, Cagayan de Oro – Repair/renovation of main building (MB), Phase II, Supply Building and TBRC Building, P4.5M.
Repair/renovation of MB, Phase III, construction of frontage, improvement of systems and refurbishing of office interiors, façade, Library and adjacent room, P5M. and the Northern Mindanao Medical Center (NMMC), P1M. (PIA)