In its aim to provide better health services to its constituents, the provincial government of Cotabato recently upgraded the Rural Health
Unit (RHU) of the municipality of Pikit by providing a basic emergency maternal and obstetrical care (BEMOC) building and equipment.
Provincial Governor Emmylou “Lala” J. Talino-Mendoza officially turned over the said birthing facility last September 29 during the celebration of the town’s 61st Foundation Anniversary.
BEMOC is funded by the European Commission costing P2.1 million composed of a delivery room, labor room with toilet and bath, nurse/dressing room with toilet and bath, and recovery room.
On said affair, Pikit Mayor Datu Sumulong K. Sultan applauded Governor Lala for her endeavors in improving the delivery of basic services to the people. He also thanked the provincial government for giving the said project to them as it is the “primary need of our people”, he said.
On the other hand, Governor Taliño-Mendoza, who is a mother herself, stressed the importance of a decent, clean, and well equipped birthing facility to prevent possible complications to newborns and their mothers.
She also noted that said birthing facility which is started during the term of Governor Jesus Sacdalan, is just one of the series of projects launched and will be launched under her administration with Vice Governor Gregorio “Dodong” Ipong.
At present, various projects such as barangay electrification, distribution of fingerlings and some farm equipment to several farmer-beneficiaries, different infrastructure projects, like the over pass in Kabacan, Pigcawayan, and Libungan elementary schools, have been turned over by Governor Mendoza. //lqg-idcd-pgo//