CITY OF MALOLOS – The exemplary implementation of health programs in Bulacan was once again recognized by the Department of Heath (DOH) Region III as some of its hospitals and health care units bagged numerous awards in the recently concluded 4th Central Luzon Excellence Awards for Health (CLExAH) held at the Holiday Inn, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga.
Excellence awards in different categories were given to the two of the province’s district hospitals including Calumpit District Hospital as DOH Designated Newborn Screening (NBS) Training Facility for providing newborn quality health care since 2012 and Rogaciano M. Mercado Memorial District Hospital in Santa Maria as the Red Orchid Awardee for its effective demonstration of World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control that promotes environment free from tobacco smoke.
Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said the excellence awards given to the province exhibit the quality health care services provided by the hospital and health care centers in Bulacan, which is one of the elements in building a healthy and progressive community.
“Ang kalusugan ang mahalagang sangkap sa pagbuo ng isang maunlad na komunidad kung kaya’t patuloy tayong magsisikap na mas bigyang pansin ang kalusugan ng mga mamamayan dahil sila ang ating kayamanan sa pagtahak sa progesibong Bulacan,” the governor said.
Moreover, the City of San Jose Del Monte received the Excellence Awards in Barangay Health Workers (BHW) Program Implementation and in the Implementation of National School Deworming Day as well as the San Jose Del Monte City Hospital that was conferred the award for DOH Designated HIV Satellite Treatment Hubs for offering treatment, care and support to people with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).
The municipality of Plaridel also won the Best in Innovative Strategy for Maternal and Child Health Program while the Rural Health Unit of the municipality of Calumpit was conferred the Excellence Award in Breastfeeding Program Implementation.
According to Provincial Public Health Office, the municipality of Bulakan also stood out in the category of Oral Health Care and was awarded as the Orally Fit Community as well as its San Jose Day Care Center for being the Orally Fit Day Care Center for the school-setting category.
The municipality of Hagonoy was conferred the Family Planning Program Achievement Award while Brgy. San Vicente of Paombong bagged the title for the National Search for Barangay with Sanitation Practices for demonstrating exemplary contributions in obtaining and sustaining targets under the Millennium Development Goal (MDG’s).
CLExAH is an annual health awards in Central Luzon that honors and recognizes efficiency and reliability of health service providers in ensuring the quality of service rendered to the people.