Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Another Birthing Clinic, to be put up at Barangay Caticlan

Previously, this station had a news item where Boracay Hospital’s Chief Operation Manager encouraged pregnant women to avail their free pre-natal check-ups.

This is the kind of news that makes us aware how the different sectors are giving importance to the Maternal and Child health in Malay and Boracay.

And this has been displayed again at the Municipal Council’s weekly session.

SB Member Rowen Aguirre mentioned about the proposal of putting up another birthing clinic at Brgy. Caticlan.

The Municipality currently has two birthing clinics, one at the Municipal Health Office at the central and one in Boracay.

This would also suggest the increasing number of births and pregnancies, which in turn is interrelated with the increasing population. This proposal is one of the answers to accommodate everybody, and may also be related to convenience in location.

Aguirre as the chairman of Laws and Ordinance also presented the ordinance determining charges on birthing clinic services.

The difference of charges between Malay residents and that of the non-residents is noticeable. “Malaynons” will have to pay Php2,050 in total, which includes a New Born Screening kit among others, while non-Malay residents will be paying more than Php3000. 

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