The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the leadership of Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo successfully held the groundbreaking for the construction of the New Dietary Building of Sultan Naga Dimaporo (SND) Provincial Hospital on March 17, 2021.
This project is part of the Health Facility Enhancement Program of the Department of Health wherein the cost amounts to Php 3,000,000.
The said ceremony was spearheaded by the SND Chief of Hospital, Dr. Jasmine Pungginaguina. Also in attendance were LDN Provincial Administrator Ms. Sittie Aminah Q. Dimaporo, DOH -10 Infrastructure Unit Head Engr. Eliezer Mallorca, SND SB Members Hon. Casan Colo and Hon. Afsalur Malawani together with Barangay Captain of Maguindanao, SND, Hon. Casan Tampugao.
In her opening message, Dr. Pungginaguina expressed her sincere gratitude to the DOH -10 and the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte led by Governor Angging for the constant support to make this long-time dream be realized. The Sultan Naga Dimaporo Provincial Hospital is still an infirmary facility, nonetheless, through the help of DOH, Governor Angging, and the two active District Representatives, Congressman Mohamad Khalid Dimaporo of the 1st District and Congressman Abdullah ‘Bobby’ Dimaporo of the 2nd District, the establishment of this new building will be the start to gradually upgrade the hospital into a Level 1 healthcare facility.
The active LDN Provincial Administrator, Ms. Sittie Aminah Dimaporo, emphasized the importance of healthcare amid this pandemic wherein she encourages all the departments to work hand in hand in order to achieve their target to be Level 1. “To have a complete facility is very essential especially that we are still in the middle of this pandemic. Through this, we can help the people of SND to have effective and accessible healthcare wherein they will no longer spent much money and effort just to admit to another hospital.” Ms. Sittie Aminah added.
Aside from the incessant support of the Department of Health in ensuring sustainable economic operations in all the provincial hospitals in the province, Governor Angging also extended her heartfelt appreciation to the administration of President Roa Duterte, for his relentless efforts for the development of the country and all the good aids given to the Mindanaoans.
“As always, I am grateful for our active President Duterte for never forgetting us amid this pandemic. I appeal to everyone that we should all work together to continuously promote transparent and efficient medical services to the people. Despite the presence of the vaccines, let us continue to remind our families, friends, and your patients to always still observe standard health protocols to prevent the spread of this unseen enemy in our province”, Governor Angging said.
Governor Angging and the two District Representatives are diligently and constantly working with the Department of Health in promoting wellness and upholding the general welfare of the people of the province of Lanao del Norte, the ‘Land of Beauty and Bounty’. PIO-LDN