Provincial Administrator Raul Banias (6th from left) leads the turn-over of six ambulances donated by Medipeace Korea to Iloilo province which will be deployed to four district hospitals (Guimbal, Cabatuan, Sara and Dumangas) and two Municipal Health Offices (Concepcion and Miagao) on Thursday, February 9, 2017. Medipeace is a non-government organization from South Korea that has been a development partner of the province for several years. The organization also donated three ambulances to the province last year.
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. thanked Health Secretary Paulyn Jean Rosell-Ubial for helping the province in its quest to improve the delivery of health services especially for the poor.
Defensor joined Secretary Ubial and other officials in inaugurating several projects in Janiuay town last Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
First to be inaugurated was the P2.2 million barangay health center in Brgy. Atimonan, a mountainous barangay in Janiuay that can be reached by foot 4 to 5 hours.
The newly-hired personnel of the Barotac Viejo District Hospital (BVDH) have their picture taken with Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr.,Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, and BVDH chief of hospital Dr. Armando Dumdum after their courtesy call at the Governor's office on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. became emotional in expressing his heartfelt thanks to the government of Republic of Korea for the implementation of the Iloilo Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Area (GIDA) Health System Strengthening Project.
Governor Arthur D. Defensor, Sr. led the unveiling of the bust statue of the late Representative Pedro G. Trono in front of the hospital in Guimbal, Iloilo which was named after him on Saturday, July 30, 2016. Defensor initiated the installation of the bust to honor the legacy left by Rep. Pedro G. Trono to the people of Guimbal and the First District of Iloilo.
Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and Provincial Administrator Raul Banias (5th & 4th from right) pose with the officers of Rotary Club of Metro Iloilo (RCMI) during the turn-over of 10 movable hospital beds at the Capitol lobby on Monday, July 11, 2016. RCMI donated the hospital beds which will be used by select district hospitals in the province.
Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) general manager Jose Ferdinand Rojas and director Francisco Joaquin III (6th & 5th, respectively) turn-over seven brand new ambulances for the towns of Zarraga, Sta. Barbara, New Lucena, Batad, Leganes, Barotac Viejo, and Mina with Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. and the mayors on Monday, June 27, 2016.
Twelve hospitals run by the Iloilo provincial government could already hire additional personnel to further improve their services. This after the Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved Supplemental Budget No. 2-A requested by Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. amounting to P262 million last Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Of the total amount, P66 million was allotted for the hiring of 590 personnel, such as nurses, doctors, X-ray technicians, etc., to address the personnel gap of the 12 hospitals.