Marawi City (September 13,2018) – As part of efforts to ramp up progress in the health sector, a new structure more conducive for hundreds of health workers in Lanao del Sur will be constructed to house the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO). The same building will also host the satellite office of the ARMM’s Humanitarian Emergency Action and Response Team (ARMM-HEART) in Marawi City.
On Wednesday morning, September 12, ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman signed a memorandum of agreement for the construction of such building, and along with other officials, led its groundbreaking ceremony.
Gov. Hataman noted that creating a safe and high-quality healthcare environment will boost the passion of the health workers to provide sustainable and essential health services to the regional government’s constituents.
“Sa pamamagitan nito mas inaasahan namin na mas mabibigay natin nang maayos ang pangangailangan ng ating mga kababayan,” Gov. Hataman said. The three-story building has an allocation of P20 million that is taken from the special purpose fund of the region’s chief executive, said Norkhalila Mambuay-Campong, head of ARMM’s Office of the Regional Governor.
“After how many years of existence ngIPHO-Lanao del Sur, ngayon lang magkakaroon ng sariling building at malaking bagay po ito sa mga health workers para mas makapagserbisyo ng maayos sa mga kababayan natin sa Lanao del Sur,” Dr. Alinader Minalang, Lanao del Sur provincial health officer said.
Minalang said the province’s health office is grateful as the ARMM institutes reform in the health sector and is continuing its efforts to make health one of the instruments in peace building in the region.
“Talagang masaya po kami dahil nakikita namin na hindi nawawala ang atensyon ng ARMM sa probinsya namin at ngayon mas lalo kaming nae-engganyo na magtrabaho ng maayos,” said Jalal Muksarun, an IPHO staff. Currently, health workers in Lanao del Sur are occupying a small space inside the Marawi City Hall.
Meanwhile, the ARMM-HEART satellite office in Marawi can also provide quicker response during emergencies to Marawi City and other towns in the province of Lanao del Sur. Gov. Hataman also turned over on Wednesday a public market in Saguiaran and broke ground for a housing project in Brgy. Pagalamatan.
SOURCE: (Bureau of Public Information)
September 13, 2018 @ 11:25