By Glen S. Ramos
LUCBAN, Quezon — The Department of Health (DOH)–Calabarzon together with the local government here led the groundbreaking ceremony of the first public health facility to be built in the town.
The health facility, which will be known as the Lucban Municipal Infirmary, will be funded by the health department through the Health Facility Enhancement Program amounting to P30 million.
“We will include a Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facility (TTMF) in the facility not only for the treatment and care of Covid patients, but will cater also to other diseases,” Regional Eduardo C. Janairo stated.
“Napakaimportante ng primary care at dapat natin itong palakasin upang makapagbigay tayo ng sapat at tamang serbisyong kalusugan sa ating mga kababayan. With this facility, soon to serve the communities of Lucban, we can help individuals to navigate their journey to good health and stay healthy, preventing diseases in the community by identifying risk factors, coordinating with other health partners and managing chronic disease care for longevity and a better quality of life .. and this is the essence of Universal Health Care”.
Janairo added that the facility could also be turned into a tourism hospital in the future as the town of Lucban has been one of the most visited places in the country by tourists because of its yearly Pahiyas Festival in the month of May and the famous “lucban longganisa”.
Construction of the health facility will begin immediately and be completed in September of this year.
The regional office has already donated an ultrasound, ECG (electrocardiogram), an x-ray machine, a blood analyzer and 1 dental bus.
The Lucban Municipal Infirmary is an initiative of the LGU for the benefit of its residents to have access to public health care services. (AI/MTVN)