By Ric Obedencio | 02:13 PM February 04, 2023

Bohol second district Rep. Vanessa Aumentado bared that she has secured funds from the National Expenditures Program (NEP) for the establishment of Super Health Centers (SHCs) across the province to improve the access of Boholanos to government health services.

Earlier, Aumentado said that the establishment of SHCs is imperative to give Boholanos better access to the healthcare services provided by the government, most especially in far-flung areas where it is needed the most.

She said that a total of P150 million from NEP 2023 has been appropriated for the following: Ubay Super Health Center 1V, P20 million Infrastructure and P4 million Equipment; Don Emelio Del Valle Memorial Hospital and P92 million Infrastructure; and Bien Unido Super Health Center,P20 Million Infra and P4 Million Equipment.

Others are: Talibon Super Health Center, P5 million for completion; Sagbayan Super Health Station, P5 million for completion; and Buenavista Super Health Station, P5 million for completion, according to her facebook post recently.

The SHC is said to be a medium version of a polyclinic and an improved version of the rural health unit. It will have a land area of 514.3 square meters as initially planned, reports said.

“The proposed centers will have the following services: lab facilities, pharmacy, birthing facilities, out-patient department, dental services, comprehensive PhilHealth out-patient department, and other minor services. The senator also suggested that these health centers be used as satellite vaccination sites for those Filipinos who live far from the urban centers.”

The Department of Health (DoH) reportedly said that SHCs were funded and are being put up to decongest the hospitals. (rvo)

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