Health and Sanitation
ILOILO – As they continue to solidify their friendship with Philippines, the government of South Korea, through the Korea International Cooperation Agency, is now starting the expansion and development of three remote hospitals here. “This may not be a huge project in terms of money but it is a noble project and I am proud that Korea is part of it,” said Korean Ambassador Lee Hyuk, who led the groundbreaking ceremonies of Iloilo Geographically Isolated and Disadvantage Area Health System Strengthening Project held in Aleosan District Hospital on Monday.
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.
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.