Mayor John Dalipe lauded the concerted efforts of government to strengthen the healthcare sector in grassroots communities as the Department of Health IX, together with the Office of Senator Christopher ‘Bong’ Go and the Office of District II Representative Mannix Dalipe turned over the Sangali Super Health Center, the first super health center in Zamboanga City and in the Zamboanga Peninsula region Thursday, September 21.
“El salud del maga vivientes importante compartamento del sociedad…ta hace kita fuerte el salud y maga servicios del ciudad relatao con este…para de todo quien necesita el auxillo. No hay quien Zamboangueño el queda dejado,” Mayor Dalipe declared during the turnover and blessing of the super health center in barangay Sangali.
Mayor Dalipe said the super health centers will bring much-needed services closer to the communities in line with the program’s goal of strengthening the healthcare sector in the grassroots.
“Our sincere desire for public service has led us to revolutionize the delivery of health services to our constituents. The Sangali Super Health Center, the first in Zamboanga City and in region 9, aims to bring complete and quality health services closer to our people,” Mayor Dalipe said.
The Sangali Super Health Center was established through the efforts of Senator Go through the Health Facilities Enhancement Program (HFEP) of the DOH and with the representation of Cong. Dalipe.
Facilitating the turnover and blessing ceremony were DOH Undersecretary Abdulla Dumama with Mr. Jade Jamolod representing Sen. Go and Mr. Jojo Dalipe representing Cong. Dalipe. With Mayor Dalipe were Vice Mayor Josephine Pareja, Councilors Al-Jihan Edding and Jerome Santos, and City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite.
Also present were the chairpersons of barangays under the Sangali Health District.
The completed Sangali Super Health Center amounted to P13.74M and equipped with medical equipment amounting to P1.5M.
Two other super health centers are presently under construction in Talon-talon and Manicahan, with the overall goal of having a super health center in each of the city’s 16 health districts. Super health centers are medium version of a polyclinic and an improved version of the rural health unit with more comprehensive health services such for primary care, diagnostic and laboratory exams, and other services. (Jasmine Mohammadsali)