Manila mayor aims to build super health centers in first 100 days
MANILA, Philippines — Manila Mayor Honey Lacuna–Pangan said Monday she aims to establish super health centers with complete equipment in the country’s capital city during her first 100 days in office.
In her inauguration speech, she shared her plans to strengthen the capacity to deliver quality healthcare services to the public.
“Nilalayon nating makapagpatayo ng mga super health centers na may kakayahang makapagbigay ng kumpletong basic laboratory tests, may sariling portable X-ray, ECG machine, at iba pa, nang sa gayon ay mas maging accessible ito at hindi na kinakailangan pang magpunta sa mga ospital para sa mga simpleng pangangailangan, tulad ng mga nabanggit ko,” she said.
(We are aiming to build super health centers that can provide complete basic laboratory tests, have their portable X-ray, electrocardiogram machine, and many more so that these will be more accessible and people will no longer need to go to hospitals for the basic needs that I have mentioned.)
Lacuna-Pangan also advised the city health sector to be ready amid the possible rise of COVID-19 cases.
“Umasa po kayo na sisikapin nating maibigay ang lahat ng inyong mga pangangailangan, upang matiyak na patuloy nating mabigyan ng kaukulan at sapat na pangangalaga ang ating mga kababayan,” she said.
(Please hope that we will try to provide all your needs to ensure that we continue to provide appropriate and adequate care to our citizens.)
Lacuna-Pangan said her administration would continue to provide social pensions for senior citizens and financial assistance for single parents and persons with disabilities.
She noted building a proper establishment that will adequately serve seniors and strengthen the Office for Senior Citizen Affairs management.
“Kailangan natin ang tulong ng lahat upang ma-ipagpatuloy natin ang mga programa, proyekto, serbisyo, at benepisyo para sa bawat isang Manileño,” Lacuna-Pangan said.
(We need everyone’s help to continue our programs, projects, services, and benefits for each Manileño.) – Christine Annie Asistio, INQUIRER.net intern
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