KAPATAGAN, Lanao del Norte – A newly constructed Multi-Purpose Facility housed at the old Kapatagan Provincial Hospital, which was converted into a Biomolecular Laboratory at present, was inaugurated on November 17, 2022.
The Php 9,891,362.37 funding used for the construction of the facility is from the allocation of Senator Juan Miguel ‘Migz’ Zubiri. This is in light of Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo’s request to provide the health care providers and the laboratory personnel a decent and conducive place to stay during/after long-day duties.
In her statement, Governor Angging thanked all the hardworking Laboratory and hospital personnel who served as frontline heroes during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“They have sacrificed a lot and steadfastly helped us in mitigating the spread of this unseen enemy. So, it is only appropriate that we care and give them a proper place where they can rest”, Governor Angging said.
The facility was turned-over by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) led by District Engineer Amron D. Mitmug of 2nd District Engineering’s Office of the DPWH. It is a one-story building composed of 10 air-conditioned rooms with complete amenities such as comfort rooms, and beds with comfortable mattresses. It also has a small area where they can cook their food and dine.
Governor Angging also assures to help them acquire additional furniture and televisions to make the place even more conducive.
“This facility will keepsafe the medical doctors and staff providing care and services to Covid-19 patients. This will greatly give them much-needed rest after their duties in the Isolation Units. We are very grateful to Gov Angging for she always sees what is best for our healthcare workers.” Ms. Noreen Lim, the Administrator of LDN Provincial Hospitals, said.
Meanwhile, Governor Angging conveyed her gratitude for the support and kindness of Senator Migz Zubiri and said, “The Provincial Government and the people of Lanao del Norte are very grateful that our Senator Zubiri did not neglect the needs of our province.” PIO-LDN