1st District Representative, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Quibranza Dimaporo was happy to express his sincerest gratitude to Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo for keeping the Provincial Volunteer Health Workers alive and active in the Province of Lanao del Norte at the PVHW Congress on May 10, 2018 in Mindanao Civic Center Gymnasium, Sagadan, Municipality of Tubod.

Congressman Khalid spoke before the assembly and for the guest speaker from the Commission on Population Region 10 to hear the reason why he created the PVHW. During his first term as Provincial Governor, the Congressman’s number one program is the improvement of health care services. Today, the people of the Province of Lanao del Norte are benefitting the initiatives of the Quibranza-Dimaporo.

The residents of Lanao del Norte can avail free medicines, they will not be charge with doctors fee and not even a single centavo will be taken out from their pockets to pay the services of the provincial hospitals.

The Congressman emphasized during that time when he conducted barangay visitations, he spoke to the members of the Barangay Health Workers and took note of their problems. One major problem that concerns the young Governor was that after every Barangay election, when the incumbent Barangay Chairman is no longer elected, the Barangay Health Workers will also be replaced with new BHW. This revolving problem is the basis why Congressman Khalid organized the Provincial Volunteer Health Workers for the continuity of the health care services of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte. With the support of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan the PVHW was created to address this concern in the communities.

With the current decision of President Rodrigo R. Duterte in appointing Francisco T. Duque III as the new Secretary of Health, Congressman Khalid proudly mentioned that it was during the time of Health Secretary Duque that the new Kapatagan Provincial Hospital was created. Secretary Duque was also the reason why the Province of Lanao del Norte has very effective Philhealth program and it was also the Health Secretary who helped then Governor Khalid activated the PVHW for efficient grassroots health care services. PIO-LDN