Plaridel Mayor Jocell Vistan (in green stripes) and her constituents warmly welcome Senator Bong Go during the groundbreaking of Super Health Center in Barangay Sto. Nino on Wednesday. Second District Rep. Ditse Tina Pancho and Vice Gov. Alex Castro (not in photo) also graced the event. Photo by Carmela Reyes-Estrope

PLARIDEL, Bulacan—Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go on Wednesday opens in this town Bulacan’s 14th Super Health Center (SHC), a primary health care facility in different towns in many provinces and regions in the country to help augment the medical services of municipal, city and barangay health centers. 

In 2022, seven Super Health Centers in Balagtas, Bulakan, City of San Jose del Monte, City of Meycauayan, Pandi and San Miguel have also started construction. 

This year, Plaridel is the eight Super Health Center that was built other than Angat, Baliwag, Marilao, Obando, Paombong, San Ildefonso and San Rafael. 

The SHCs in the country are funded by the Department of Health through the initiative and efforts of Senator Go who chairs the senate health committee. 

Super Health Centers are part of the senator’s campaign to improve access to the country’s healthcare system through more health facilities that would help people in the far-flung areas. 

“Super health center is a medium type of polyclinic. It is bigger than barangay health center but could not surpass the capabalities of a rural health unit or a city or municipal health center,” the senator sais. 

The SHC is a polyclinic type of health center that offers services like birthing facilities, dental services, and x-ray services, among others. It will then be turned over to the local government unit where it will be allowed to expand its medical services.

Bulakan is one of those already operational. The Senator inaugurated it mid this year. 

To date, there are now around 700 SHCs nationwide that were already operational, under construction and will already begin construction.