Zambo Norte health program got a boost from Unicef

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Monday, March 30, 2015


THE health program of the Provincial Government of Zamboanga del Norte got a boost from the United Nation Children's Fund (Unicef), an official said.

Zamboanga del Norte Governor Roberto Uy said this came about after the Unicef donated 479 boxes of medical supplies to his office.

The donated medical supplies arrived in Dipolog City, the capital of Zamboanga del Norte, late last week. Included were instruments and equipment.

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Uy said the multi-vitamins, antibiotics and some medical instruments were handed over to Bayanihan Outreach Program coordinator Imelda Endab to be used in medical outreach programs of the Provincial Government.

He said the program's focus is the conduct of medical outreach, whose beneficiaries were mostly residents of far-flung villages.

The Province of Zamboanga del Norte, which comprises two component cities and 25 municipalities, has a total of 691 villages with a population of 957,997 as of the 2010 census.

Uy said he turned over some of the medicines to Dr. Eduardo Luayon, provincial health officer, for distribution to the different district hospitals of Sergio Osmeña, Siocon, Labason, Liloy, Sindangan, Sibuco, Manukan, Piñan, and Rizal, as well to the Zamboanga del Norte Medical Center.

The rest of the medicines were allocated for emergency use in time of disasters, he added.

Meanwhile, Uy said that a total of 8,241 residents have benefitted from the medical outreach programs the Provincial Government conducted this month in the far-flung villages of Zamboanga del Norte.

The medical outreach programs were conducted in the following villages and towns: Prinsesa Lamaya, Sergio Osmeña; Upper Irasan, Roxas; El Paraiso, La Libertad; Dipopor and Banuangan, Godod; and at the Zamboanga del Norte Correctional and Rehabilitation Center in Don Jose Aguirre, Manukan. (Bong Garcia)

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