NEWLY-RENOVATED CITY HEALTH OFFICE: Now ready for bigger, more services

By Armie B. Gunay NAGA CITY --- The newly rehabilitated Naga City Health Office now better known as Naga City Center for Health and Nutrition, has been formally inaugurated to render more improved and convenient services to clients – the general public. The new building complex of the Naga City Center for Health and Nutrition now features additional two dental clinics, three doctor’s office, a consultation room, a TB Dots room with laboratory, cold room for vaccines, stock room for medicines, 9 comfort rooms, a social hygiene clinic for HIV patients, and a well-ventilated reception area and lobby. The expanded building will also be housing the City Population and Nutrition Office and the Naga City Dialysis Center, in partnership with a private dialysis provider. Midwifery classes under the City Community College are also being conducted in the same building. In addition, the newly- renovated building will now be housing the DOH Camarines Sur Field Office. Mayor John Bongat in an interview disclosed that the expansion of the building was constructed thru a P5.6M grant from the Department of Health (DOH), with the equivalent counterpart amount from the city government. The city is now ready to deliver centralized health services in the city. “Iyan ang pinakakonsepto kaini, na maging centralized ang delivery kan services pag-abot sa health and nutrition,” mentioned Mayor Bongat. He clarified, however, that severe health cases beyond the capability of the center will still be referred, as a matter of standard procedure, to other hospitals in the city, namely: Naga City Hospital, City Infirmary, and the Bicol Medical Center (BMC).