MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, April 3 (PIA) –- All rural health units (RHUs) in the island-province receives Php3 million infrastructure assistance from the Department of Health (DOH) to facilitate the construction of lying in clinics.
With the presence of medical personnel and trained staff, RHUs birthing facilities are capable of providing all the needed maternal services.
“Pregnant mothers can now easily seek help in the government lying-in clinics,” Dr. Gretchen L. Cabalang, Camiguin Provincial Health Officer said.
The DOH prioritizes the upgrading of the RHUs to help reduce the maternal mortality and morbidity rates following the Millennium Development Goals.
Cabalang explained that RHU services are more of preventive when compared to hospitals.
Also included in the facility upgrade is the construction of an infectious diseases service area/room.
Health Secretary Enrique Ona had his first visit here, last Friday, to personally monitor the island’s health status, as well as check the ongoing construction of all health facilities and he was impressed to see that the provision of services in the towns still continues despite the ongoing renovations. (PIA 10)