By Glen S. Ramos
MANILA — Department of Health (DOH)-CALABARZON Regional Director Eduardo C. Janairo today lauded the initiative of the local officials of Quezon province for the construction of the Lucena City General Hospital (LCGH) as he personally witnessed the groundbreaking ceremony held in Barangay Mayao Parada, Lucena City on Friday, January 15, 2021.
The ceremony was led by Quezon 2nd District Representative David Suarez, main proponent of the LCGH project and ably supported by Alona Party List Representative Anna Villaraza-Suarez and Quezon Province Governor Danilo Suarez.
“This hospital, once completed, will decongest the Quezon Medical Center and will provide more health service not only in the city but in the entire province of Quezon,” Cong Suarez stated in his speech.
The construction of LCGH is an initiative of the local government of Quezon province.
“Napakahalaga ng proyektong ito sa probinsya ng Quezon dahil matutugunan nito ang mga iba pang pangangailangang pangkalusugan ng mga residente,” Director Janairo enthused during his speech.
“Nagpapasalanat ako sa ating mga lokal na pamahalaan sa kanilang inisyatibong magkaroon pa ng isang ospital upang magbigay ng karagdagang serbisyo sa mga mamamayan at upang maiwasan na ang pagpunta sa malayong ospital upang magpagamot,” Janairo added.
“Kailangan nating palakasin ang ating primary health care system upang mapabuti ang kalusugan sa mga komunidad at magagawa natin ito sa tulong ng ating mga local government units.”
Quezon province is a recipient of multiple awards because of its healthcare programs like the Green Banner Award of 2018 (Crown Award), Outstanding Comprehensive Nutrition Program, and Galing Pook Award for Lingap sa Kalusugan for Health Coupon Program.
Senate committee on health chairman Senator Bong Go was invited guest of honor during the ceremony where he vowed to extend financial support in the construction of the facility.
“Tutulungan natin ang probinsya ng Quezon sa proyektong ito upang mas marami pa tayong Pilipino na mabibigyan ng libreng pangangailangan sa kanilang kalusugan, sa kanilang gamot at lahat ng ito ay ibibigay natin lalo na sa lahat ng mahihirap nating kababayan,” he said. (AI/MTVN)