New 24/7 Super Health Center set to open in Taguig
A new Super Health Center that will be open and manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week, will soon become operational in Barangay Central Bicutan, Taguig to cater to the health needs of the village’s residents.
Mayor Lani Cayetano made this announcement as she revealed that the inauguration of the said Super Health Center will be undertaken before this month ends.
“This is another testament to our local government’s efforts to make the public healthcare system more accessible to our constituents any time of the day and any day of the week. Our people’s health is one of our priorities,” Mayor Lani said.
“We believe this new health infrastructure will greatly improve the delivery of health services to Taguigenos. This is what happens when our officials channel much-needed funds for public services to its intended recipients.”
The new 24/7 Super Health Center is the third one of its kind that has been completely constructed in Taguig so far. The city government plans to establish five of these round-the-clock health centers.
The other two existing and operational Super Health Centers are in Barangays Ligid-Tipas and North Signal. Two others are yet to be launched in Barangays North Daanghari and San Miguel.
These health centers are a centerpiece of the health programs of Mayor Lani’s administration and were constructed in order to decongest the number of patients at the Taguig-Pateros District Hospital (TPDH), aside from making health services more accessible to the public.
According to the Taguig City Health Office (CHO) head Dr. Isaias Ramos, they cater to less severe and uncomplicated cases or out-patient primary health care services so patients no longer have to go to TPDH for treatment.
Mothers with uncomplicated births may go to the said health centers as well, he added.
Dr. Ramos also explained that these 24/7 Super Health Centers also posses the necessary equipment for medical needs such as a laboratory, dental services, breastfeeding services, lying-in and an ambulance.
It also offers treatment for tuberculosis patients through the TB-DOTS (Directly-Observed Treatment Short-Course Chemotherapy). ###