COTABATO CITY - To execute the health programs and services in the island provinces, the Ministry of Health in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim conducted on February 28 a series of the inauguration for vaccination hubs, Operation Centers in Isabela City, Basilan.
The facility and ambulances will be crucial and conducive to serving the Bangsamoro people in BARMM, especially in BaSulTa. The ambulance will serve as means of transporting patients, medical supplies, and equipment.
To further improve the service delivery of the MOH-BARMM, Dr. Abdulhalik Kasim, Assistant Secretary for Health states " We want to strengthen the collaboration and cooperation with Provincial Health Office led by the LGU,"
"We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the BARMM government, para sa mga services, programs, and projects na inilaan sa island provinces. This inauguration and turnover will be a history and legacy of MOH-BARMM," Kasim said.
Additionally, Dr. Rizaldy Piang said, "itong inaugaration na ito ay sinyales ng commitment ng MOH-BARMM to improve the health delivery services sa mga provinces. Sana makarating ito, to each and every Bangsamoro na tayo ay committed na ma-prioritize ang mga services ng island provinces kung mayroon mang prioritization sa mga activities and support.
Dr. Ahmad-Fawadz Israel, Director II for Public Health, assured us that we will do our best in order for us to improve our services and deliverables sa mga Bangsamoro people.
Apart from the ceremonial turnover and inauguration, Minister Rizaldy Piang, together with MOH-BARMM directors, and health officials of Basilan signed the Memorandum of Understanding.
ZAMBOANGA CITY - In order to provide a quality health care services in the island provinces of BARMM, the Ministry of Health-BARMM inaugurates a ceremonial turnover of the satellite office here on Monday February 27, 2023.
The sub office will serve as the logistic office that will transfer medical equipment, medical supplies, and other medical needs in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.
MOH-BARMM Minister Rizaldy Piang states that this is a sign that they care for the Bangsamoro from the island provinces.
“it is also my dream to serve our countrymen from this provinces, to serve them better and make them the priority kasi matagal silang napag iwanan,” Piang said.
“We are going to address their needs. To my MOH workmate, keep up the work may Allah bless everyone in serving the Bangsamoro,” Piang said.
The inauguration were also witnessed by Zamboanga City Mayor John Dalipe, Dr. Joshua Brilliantes, DOH Regional Director, Dr. Afdal Kunting, Medical Chief, Zamboanga City Medical Center, Dr. Omar Aranan, Head- Bureau of Quarantine Region IX.
COTABATO CITY — to ensure that every Bangsamoro living in remote areas will have access to healthcare services By 2023, 100 barangay health stations (BHS) will be built throughout the region by the Ministry of Health (MOH).
Funded under the ministry’s Tiyakap Bangsamoro Kalusugan Program (TBKP), each of the BHS was worth Php2.5-million, with an additional Php500,000 fund for equipment.
“Tumatakbo ang gobyerno natin, tumutugon doon sa pangangailangan ng mga Bangsamoro especially sa health at laging andito ‘yung ating mga health workers na mag-lingkod sa ating komunidad,” Piang said.
On the other hand, LDS Integrated Provincial Health Officer II Dr. Alinader Minalang, who was also present during the ceremony,
“Napakalaking tulong ito (BHS) sa ating mga kababayan dahil ito’y magiging avenue na maka-access sila sa iba’t ibang serbisyong pang-kalusugan,” Minalang said.
Among the services offered at the BHS are pre-natal and childbirth for mothers, vaccination for children, medicines, health education, and others.
Echoing what Dr. Minalang said, Brgy. Saleman Captain Belal Beda shared, “malaking tulong itong BHS na ipinatayo sa aming barangay, lalong-lalo na sa mga bata na nagkakasakit at sa mga buntis kasi napakalayo po namin sa hospital ‘yung po ang halaga ng health station na ito.”
Prior to the inauguration ceremony, Minister Piang also visited the LDS IPHO to consult the personnel on their issues and concerns and so the MOH would know what proper support to give to them and to the province as a whole.
MOH Director for Bureau of Operations Dr. Tato Usman, Health Facility Development Division Infrastructure Section Head Engr. Abdulrauf Macapeges and team, Kapatagan Municipal Health Officer Dr. Aslimah Disoma, Balabagan Officer-in-Charge Doctors to the Barrios (DTTB) Dr. Baguinda-Ali Decampong, and other local and barangay officials graced the inauguration.
LANAO DEL SUR - In pursuit of providing quality health services for the Bangsamoro population, the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Integrated Provincial Health Office of Lanao del Sur (IPHO) inaugurated the construction of Rural Health Unit (RHU) in the Municipality of Marogong here.
The construction of health facilities is under the Marawi Rehabilitation Recovery and Reconstruction Program with the Bangsamoro government's Ministry of Health as the implementing agency, each of the RHUs costs Php6-million, complete with equipment.
Macapeges said the goal of the Ministry is to bring the government’s health services closer to Bangsamoro communities and make them more accessible and affordable for Bangsamoro people.
Besides providing primary healthcare to barangay residents, the construction of TB DOTs will likewise be made accessible in the barangay health facilities.
Dr. Nasser Alimoda, CFP Rural Health Physician of the Municipality of Marogong, Lanao del Sur is thankful to the MOH and the IPHO-Lanao del Sur for prioritizing their municipality for the provision of health facilities.
According to Macapeges, the ministry and the Bangsamoro Government will continuously advance the healthcare system in the region.
“Hindi pa dito nagtatapos ang proyekto ng BARMM in terms of health facilities, marami pang darating. […] Habang nandito ang BARMM, kaagapay niyo kami sa pagbibigay ng kalidad na serbisyo sa usaping kalusugan,” Macapeges said.
On the other hand, Minalang said, “This (RHU) is one of the milestone projects, of course this is with the collaborative efforts of the Bangsamoro Government, national government, and LGUs. We are expecting that we can provide quality health services to our constituents in LDS.”
All RHUs in BARMM will also receive monthly operational and medicines and drugs expenses worth Php50,000.00 from MOH.
Marogong Municipal Heallth Officer Dr. Nasser Alimoda, Binidayan Municipal Health Officer Dr. Mondirah Panda, Binidayan Chief of Unayan District Hospital Dr. Racquelina Benito, and barangay lcal government units, RHU personnel, and brgy. health workers were also present during the inauguration ceremony to show their support.