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Residents of Southville 9 (SV9) Housing Project of the National Housing Authority (NHA) can now avail of affordable healthcare following the ceremonial grand launching of their health facility/clinic and turn-over of medical equipment and supplies from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) to the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Baras last March 25, 2015.
The said initiative was made possible after the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement for the pilot testing of Project “Health Capability Building for Informal Dweller in Resettlement Areas” among the PCSO, NHA, and Baras LGU on March 06, 2015.
Present during the signing were NHA General Manager Atty. Chito M. Cruz, PCSO Assistant General Manager for Gaming Product Development and Marketing Sectors Department Conrado C. Zabella, Baras Municipal Mayor Kathrine B. Robles, Dr. Larry R. Cedro, PCSO AGM for Charity Sector, Barangay Captain of Pinugay, Baras Jofre R. Seclot, and Arch. Susana V. Nonato of NHA’s Southern Luzon and Bicol Region-Area Management Office (SLB-AMO).
The soft launch of the health project was held last March 20, 2014 at SV9 with the opening of the Satellite Clinic with the pilot testing period held for one (1) year. Medical/dental consultation of the PCSO was held every Thursday. Two residential units were provided by SLB-Bagong Nayon II as the Health Facility/Clinic for the medical teams of PCSO and LGU-Baras.
The SV9 Satellite Clinic is now wellequipped with trained and functional Community Health Volunteer Workers (CHVW) as well as basic medical equipment and supplies which can be used during emergencies.