Provincial Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo chaired the Provincial Development Council Meeting for the C.Y. 2017. The meeting tackles on the Supplemental Annual Investment Program of the Province, and the realigning of 20% Development Fund Utilization Program for the C.Y. 2016 as well the PhilHealth Issues/Concerns held at Macapagal Training Center on November 8, 2017.
The C.Y. 2017 Supplemental Annual Investment Program of the Province was endorsed through the motion of Board Member Tawantawan Cauntongan which was unanimously agreed upon by the members of the council the budget amounts to 6.5million pesos for the scholarship programs and 7 million pesos for the new Kaptagan Provincial Hospital.
The motion for approving the 16,535,611 pesos in realigning the 20% Development Fund Utilization Program for the upgrading of 6 provincial hospitals and the installation of information systems and structures especially the Lanao del Norte Provincial Hospital in Baroy and the Kolambugan Provincial Hospital for the installation of CCTVs were established by the members of the council.
Dr. Melania Abad-Untao, Head of the Provincial Health Office brought out the PhilHealth issues of the province concerning the ghost members which have benefitted in the program without the exact documents. With lack of correct documentation there will be no basis on gaining back the money spend by the government and surely will affect the sustenance of the Philihealth Program in the province. Other municipalities also needs to renew their doctors that are about to end their contract with the Department of Health in order not to disrupt their services in providing medical care for the indigents. PhilHealth will only provide funds if there are doctors serving in the municipality.
The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte takes seriously the development programs of the province in partnership with other national government agencies through the firm commitment and strong leadership of Honorable Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo with the support of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, the Office of 1st District Representative, Congressman Mohammad Khalid Quibranza-Dimaporo and the Office of 2nd District Representative, Congressman Abdullah “Bobby” Dimakuta-Dimaporo.
One of the priority programs of the Inclusive Growth Plan under the Quibranza-Dimapro Initiatve is the strengthening of the health services of the provincial government for the constituents of Lanao del Norte and stands on its motto of “Himsug nga Katawhan, Hulagway sa Maayong Pangagamhanan.” PIO-LDN