Groundbreaking of P12-M Lambunao Health Center

Improved medical access looms for Barangay Pasig and adjacent Lambunao, Iloilo areas with the March 22 groundbreaking of a P12 million Super Health Center, funded by the DOH-HFEP. Construction will consume P10 million, with P2 million earmarked for equipment.

Senate Health Committee Chair Senator Bong Go, with DOH-6’s Dr. Adriano Suba-an, Mayor Reynor Ganzales, and municipal leaders, led the ceremony. The center, resembling a mid-sized polyclinic, will offer consultations and primary care, including labs and birthing services.

It is part of the government’s effort to improve public health infrastructure and decentralize medical services,” he stated.

“It is important that we do this [groundbreaking] because this is actually part of our collective and progressive realization of universal health care. When we say collective, it means that we all have responsibility,” Dr. Suba-an echoed.

The center’s establishment aims to extend primary healthcare reach.

Locals, like Flordeliza Jalagdon, 73, and Jessica Segura, 47, anticipate easier and cheaper healthcare.

Jalagdon added that once the project is realized, they will no longer be burdened by costly trips to town, specifically paying P50 for the tricycle fare since they will have one in their barangay.

Similarly, Segura noted, “Hospital visits will no longer require a burdensome journey.”

In addition to the ceremony, Senator Go oversaw a DOLE-Tupad orientation for 500 displaced Lambunao workers and facilitated the distribution of relief goods and bicycles.