Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada ordered the revival of 59 barangay health centers and 12 lying-in clinics for poor residents.
The reelectionist mayor said doctors and nurses have been deployed in barangay centers. Health care centers are being put up in each barangay where residents must have medical records, including children and lactating mothers.
The mayor said all barangay health centers are undergoing repairs.
Estrada also announced the acquisition of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and CT scan for the city’s six hospitals.
Meanwhile, the Gat Andres Bonifacio Medical Center in Delpan, Tondo has been converted into a specialized hospital for dialysis.
“The Ospital ng Maynila will remain the flagship hospital but all others will be converted to specialized centers,” City Health head Benjamin Yson told reporters.
Jaime R. Pilapil