Sen. Bong Go ground-breaks San Rafael Super Health Center

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SAN RAFAEL, Bulacan—Senator Bong Go ground-breaks on Wednesday the town’s Super Health Center (SHC), among the fifteen of its kind health facilities in the province.

Go said San Rafael Super Health Center which is beside the municipal hall is one of the eight medium type polyclinics being constructed this year in the province along with Angat, City of Baliwag, Marilao, Obando, Paombong, Plaridel and San Ildefonso.

In 2022, seven similar Super Health Centers were already built in Balagtas, Bulakan, City of San Jose del Monte, City of Meycauayan, Pandi, San Miguel and Guiguinto.

Those started to be built last year are already gear for completion, the senator said.

Each SHC offers free medical services for out-patients including laboratories, birthing and delivery sections, isolation, diagnostic equipment such as laboratory, X-ray, ultrasound, pharmacy and ambulatory surgical unit. It also provides Eye Ear Nose and Throat (EENT) services, oncology, physical therapy and rehabilitation center and telemedicine. 

According to Go, additional facilities and medical services will also be put up in San Rafael SHC.

Mayor Mark Cholo Violago announced that a dialysis center will now be constructed in the municipal government center to serve the indigents but sick residents of the town.

Violago also said that his administration will complete within this year the distribution of ambulances to all the 34 barangays in the town. He said, many from the barangays have already received their medical service patrols and the rest for the remaining barangays will be given before the 2023 ends.

Senator Bong Go joined by Vice Gov. Alex Castro, Third District Rep. Lorna Silverio, San Rafael Mayor Mark Cholo Violago, San Rafael Vice Mayor Marilyn Veneracion and actor Philip Salvador leading the ground-breaking of the Super Health Center in the town on Wednesday. Photo by Anton Luis Catindig

Third District Rep. Lorna Silverio boasts that Bulacan State University (BulSU) San Rafael Campus which was created and constructed under Republic Act (RA) 11329 that she authored in the lower house and which is also known as the College of Science has just recently approved by the Department of Health (DOH) to offer a College of Medicine.   

Soon, with another law she will propose in Congress, she told NEWS CORE, she aims to establish a regional hospital beside the BulSU San Rafael Campus which will also serve as a training ground for medical students in the College of Medicine.

The DOH funded the SHC through the national government’s health care improvement system advocacy and campaign program of improving the health facilities in far-flung areas that was supported and pushed by Go as chair of the senate health committee.

All SHC are allotted P11.5 million each.

According to Go, there are now more than 600 SHC’s and 158 Malasakit Centers in the country.

Malasakit Centers in Bulacan are located in Bulacan Medical Center in City of Malolos, in Ospital ng San Jose del Monte and in Rogaciano Mercado Memorial Hospital in Sta. Maria.

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