The “Aksyon Sa Kalusugan” program of Mayor Ernesto Evangelista of Sto. Tomas town in Davao del Norte has established a Safe Birthing Facility in Barangay Kimamon to provide a safe and sustainable birth center to give mothers and their children access to health care providers.
Municipal administrator Atty. Eliza Evangelista-Lapina said the Barangay Kimamon Safe Birthing Facility is expected to provide efficient and effective basic services and facilities that will upgrade the quality of community life that includes health and social welfare programs and project on primary health care, maternal and child care, child and youth welfare, family and community welfare, women welfare, elderly and disable person welfare, nutrition services and reproductive health and family planning.
To ensure the smooth implementation of the program, Mayor Evangelista has assigned a full-time midwife in person of Ms. Rowela Naungayan to oversee the operations of the facility and the implementation of the various health and maternal services offered by the birthing facility.
Evangelista said it is the primordial responsibility of Santo Tomas LGU to ensure the safety of infants who will be borne, the mothers who will give birth and the health of new born infants in Barangay Kimamon.
To complement such commitment, the Evangelista administration had purchased a brand new PTV through a counter-parting scheme in a bid to improve the Barangays emergency medical response system. This is to improve the quality of life and its desire to bring public health services faster to the residents of Barangay Kimamon.
The Department of Agriculture through the Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) program has successfully turned-over 240 upgraded native chicken and sacks of feeds worth of P240, 200 for New Dalaguete Women’s Association in Montevista, Davao de Oro .
.The SAAD is a locally-funded program of DA that is intended to help alleviate poverty among the marginalized sectors by providing livelihood projects on agriculture and fishery to generate daily income and uplift their living condition.
Through the efforts of Revitalized Pulis sa Barangay (RPSB) New Dalaguete headed by PLT Analou F. Hormigas, the said association with 230 members became one of the government-accredited people’s organization in the province dedicated to empowering women advocacy through programs designed to build economic capacity.
Witnessing the turn-over were SAAD Regional Focal Person, Naomi C. Lamata, PLTCOL Eulogia D. Galicia of DdO Provincial Police Office, Municipal Mayor Eutropio S. Jayectin represented by Board Member Jojo Jauod, Municipal Agriculturist, Nelma R. Aranton and personnel from the RPSB Davao de Oro.
This project aims to achieve the objective of Executive Order No. 70 or Whole of Nation Approach to End Local Communists Armed Conflict thru delivering government services and projects in barangay level. (Rheafe Hortizano – Provincial Information Office, Photos by RPSB-DdO)
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