ILOILO – The renovation and upgrading of three remote hospitals in this province will finally start after the successful bidding made by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). KOICA’s Construction Manager Joon Bahng visited Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. on Thursday and cited January 27 as the groundbreaking date for this multi-million project.
Health and Sanitation
ILOILO – Water Missions International, a nonprofit Christian engineering organization, has provided this province with water filtration and purification systems benefiting over 50,000 people in ten municipalities. Vice President of Operations Seth Womble said the water purification systems were installed to provide clean and safe water to survivors of Super Typhoon Haiyan in Bingawan, Batad, Ajuy, Concepcion, San Dionisio, Lemery, Estancia, Balasan and Carles.
ILOILO – Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. is encouraging all who have been enrolled in Philippine Health Insurance Corp., especially the sponsored poor, to maximize the use of their health insurance benefits. This developed following reports that only 5.61 percent of 378,312 enrollees under the National Household Targeting System and Local Government Unit Sponsored Program availed their insurance.